Dan Haren has shown no signs of turning around a season-long slump.
The right-hander allowed six runs over 3 1-3 innings with seven hits including his 19th home run surrendered and an RBI single to opposing starter Jhoulys Chacin, who pitched seven shutout innings as the Washington Nationals fell to the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.
''Same thing that's gone wrong the last few weeks,'' Haren (4-9) said after losing his sixth straight decision, which snapped Washington's three-game winning streak. ''Inability to get the ball down, putting us in a hole. It's the same story.''
On Saturday, the three-time All-Star had two wild pitches and hit a batter while raising his ERA to 6.15. Over his last seven starts, he has allowed 11 home runs.
''I'm a little concerned about him,'' Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. ''When he pitches up, he's in trouble,'' Johnson said. ''I'm going to have a talk with him the next time he throws and see if we can't do something to make thin...