“It was big,” Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts told reporters after winning two of three from the Washington Nationals at home in Chavez Ravine.
“That’s a good ballclub over there and we saw some good pitching in three games, and for us to win a series was big for us.”
“I do believe that we battled,” Nationals’ manager Davey Martinez said, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman. “We competed. You’re looking at a Dodger team that’s really good. But we competed. We played all the way to [the] end there.”
Martinez’s squad had a shot at a three-game sweep of the New York Mets on the first stop on their nine-game, three-city road trip, which continues tonight in San Francisco, but the bullpen blew a late in the third game in NY.
Going into last night’s series finale in LA, they had a chance to at least win that series as well, but the Nats came up short, leaving them 10-12 overall on the season, and 5.0 games out in the division after 22 games.
On the road this season, the Nationals are now 7-5, with three games to play in AT&T Park before they head home to the nation’s capital for a 10-game homestand during which they will try to improve on their 3-7 mark in Nationals Park.
Will the Nationals get Adam Eaton, who’s provided a spark in their lineup when healthy over the last two seasons, back off the DL during their series with the Giants?
Martinez told reporters, as reported by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman last night, that he hoped to have the 29-year-old outfielder back during the next three games:
Martinez said “we’re hoping” Eaton returns this week in San Francisco, but it’ll depend on how he says he feels and what medical staff decides.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 22, 2018
Eaton’s not in the lineup tonight, however.