Kennedy gives his side of errant throw

Kennedy gives his side of errant throw

LOS ANGELES -- In the fourth inning in the Nationals' 3-2 loss on Saturday, the Dodgers had the bases loaded with one out. Matt Kemp hit a ball that looked like a grand slam over the right-field fence, but Mike Morse jumped and made a sensational catch.

Ryan Theriot scored easily on the sacrifice fly, while Ethier scored the tying run on a throwing error by second baseman Adam Kennedy, who thought he could double up James Loney at first base. Unfortunately, no one was covering the bag. Kennedy saw three Dodgers near the first-base bag and thought someone was covering first base.

However, first baseman Adam Dunn was on the infield grass looking to cut off the throw home from Kennedy.

Kennedy said he saw Loney on second base and his instincts were to throw to first base.

"Before Mike made the catch, I looked over my shoulder and saw Loney was still at second base," Kennedy said. "I knew we had a play at first base. There were three people over there and I figured Dunn was one of them."