Freddie Freeman, Dodgers look to remain sizzling vs. Nationals

Freddie Freeman had among the finest seasons of his completed profession with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022 and is in place to do much more this season

Freeman will take an 18-game hitting streak into a gathering with the visiting Washington Nationals on Tuesday within the center recreation of a three-game sequence

Freeman’s two-run double on Monday helped spark a six-run fifth inning that powered the Dodgers to a 6-1 victory over the Nationals. J.D. Martinez added a three-run dwelling run within the body because the Dodgers received of their return from a lackluster, 4-6 highway journey

“I had doubts by way of 4 (innings), however we discovered a solution to present some life and get a win,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated about his crew, which returned from the journey that ended with an 11-10 defeat in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. “Once you’re taking part in groups which are younger and with nothing to lose, it will get powerful typically, however it was good to come back away with a win.

The victory was the Dodgers‘ twelfth of their previous 13 dwelling video games, and Freeman matched the third-longest hitting streak of his profession. He final had successful in 18 consecutive video games throughout his MVP season of 2020 with the Atlanta Braves. He produced a 20-game streak in 2011 and a 30-game stretch in 2016

A lot of Los Angeles’ dwelling success has come due to Freeman’s offensive contributions. He has hit safely in every of the Dodgers‘ previous 11 dwelling video games courting again to April 30

The Dodgers will ship right-hander Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.82 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday. In two profession appearances (one begin) in opposition to the Nationals, Gonsolin is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA. The loss was Gonsolin’s solely one among of 2022, as he gave up 4 runs on six hits over six innings on July 25

Washington will counter with rookie right-hander Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32), who shall be making his sixth profession begin. Irvin made his main league debut Could 3 in opposition to the Chicago Cubs and earned his first victory one begin later in opposition to the San Francisco Giants — his lone highway outing.

Irvin is coming off a four-inning begin in opposition to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, when he gave up two runs on two hits with 4 walks. He has but to face the Dodgers

The Nationals have received two of their previous three sequence, however their loss on Monday was the fifth time they dropped a sequence opener of their previous six tries

CJ Abrams drove in the one Washington run with a second-inning single, however his fifth-inning fielding error left him unable to show a double play. As an alternative, the Dodgers took benefit and erupted for six unearned runs, a rally that included Freeman’s two-run double and Martinez’s three-run dwelling run

“Positively, the margin of error could be very small,” Nationals supervisor Dave Martinez stated. “They will come at you. They have some good hitters. We knew that. And that man that pitched as we speak (Dodgers rookie Bobby Miller) did rather well. We could not get something going offensively.

The Dodgers have defeated the Nationals 11 instances previously 14 video games between the groups going again to the beginning of 2021

–Area Degree Media