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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 goi...
BEST OF MAXIM
"I’m not a kid anymore. ...You know, I should be allowed to stretch a little bit out there… No big deal. Obviously he cares about me and wants everything to be OK, but there was nothing to be worried about." (Stephen Strasburg on Steve McCatty's 7th inning visit to the mound after Stras stretched, via Washington Times, 6/22/2013)
Nationals 2, Rockies 1:...
Michael Cuddyer should be in the All-Star conversation.A win is a win. Especially considering the Colorado Rockies record on their nine-game road trip. On Sunday, the Rockies held on for a 7-6 victory over the Nationals after holding a 7-0 lead in the early innings.Jorge De La Rosa, a bright spot in the Rockies 2013 season, worked six innings and gave up two runs. After walking the...
"What a game he pitched. We really needed it."(Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 6/21/2013)
A little offense helps, too...
Nationals 5, Rockies 1: Death, taxes, and another dominating start by Jordan Zimmermann (8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 112 pitches, 85?! strikes). But the big surprise was the offense breaking out a bit.
Back to .500, winning streak at 2...
Once again, the Nationals struggled for runs when Stephen Strasburg was on the mound.
With the right-hander dominating against the slumping Rockies, two was enough.
Strasburg struck out nine over seven innings, Ian Desmond homered in his third straight game to help give the righty his first win in June and Washington beat Colorado 2-1 on Friday night.
''He threw great...
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's game vs. the Nationals with an apparent left leg injury. He was favoring his left side and was replaced in left field by Tyler Colvin.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, it could be a calf issue for Carlos Gonzalez.
If the Rockies had to lose Gonzalez for an extended period of time, it would be a devastating blow...
Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span took multitasking to a whole new level on Friday night during his team’s 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday night. Take a look at Denard blowing a perfect bubble and at the same time making a perfect catch on a fly ball. And they say guys aren’t good at multitasking…
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Momentum has been a concept that has eluded the Washington Nationals (37-36) for over a month, but on Friday night they scratched out a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies (37-38), which resulted in a long awaited three-game winning streak.
Stephen Strasburg was key to the Nationals’ victory, as he kept the game close for seven innings, allowing only one run on five hits...
Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler was able to rejoin
the team’s lineup last night, but he continues to deal with pain in his ailing
right finger, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Fowler suffered his finger injury a week ago when he was hit
on the hand by a pitch. As the discomfort continued, he feared that the injury was actually a fracture or break rather...
If ever there was a guy who deserved his own All-Star Vote campaign video, it's Ian Desmond. And there it is above. If only his mustache was still around to see it...
(Screencap via CSNWashington.com video)
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Ian Desmond on his #EatFace grand slam: "Tasted pretty good, to be honest."...
Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler has been
nursing a hand injury over the past week. He told Thomas Harding of MLB.com
that he continues to hold out hope that he’ll avoid a stint on the disabled
list, but the Rockies are getting to the point where a decision must soon be
made regarding his status.
"I want to play," Fowler said. "I'm
Colorado Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt could be back closing games within a week after throwing 30 pitches to teammates prior to Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals. Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Betancourt, recovering from a groin strain, was pleased with his ability to throw off-speed pitches during the session.
"With the breaking ball...
Remember the Washington Nationals, chic preseason World Series pick? Well, the Nationals have scuffled thusfar this season, but lately, they're showing signs of putting it all together. Washington has won three in a row, and knocked off the Rockies 2-1 last night in a vintage performance from Stephen Strasburg (and an all too common performance from their offense this season...
Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and had an RBI single and the Colorado Rockies snapped their season-high five-game losing skid by beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.
DJ LeMahieu hit his first home run and Michael Cuddyer's RBI single in the first extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the majors and tied for...
Happy Saturday and welcome to the best day of the week to be a baseball fan. We’ve got baseball games from nearly sun up to sun down today, with the Rockies in Washington to kick off one of those whacky but relatively cool 12:10 starts in D.C. on Bryce Harper Bobblehead Day.
And again, because we’re obsessed with classic ballgames; you’re going to get an education on some 80′s...