NLDS Game 2: Dodgers’ runners in scoring position amount to a whole hill of beans.

Andrew Toles during BP today. Note the wool cap. It's cold. #Dodgers #Nationals #baseball

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Dodgers squandered one opportunity after another in their 5-2 loss to the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of their National League Division Series. The box score is here.

The Dodgers’ shortcomings against left-handed pitchers — including Game 3 starter Gio Gonzalez — were largely the result of right-handed hitters failing to perform as expected.

Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill put the loss on himself, even though only one mistake might have cost him the game.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.