Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/22/13
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 things better for him.'' Asked if it's becoming difficult to watch his teammate go through his struggles, first baseman Adam LaRoche said, ''A little bit.'' 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 the longest this season. Chacin (6-3) held Washington to five hits with one walk and three strikeouts and won for the third straight start. Nolan Arenando added the seventh run with a solo homer off Ross Ohlendorf in the eighth as the Rockies snapped their season-high five-game losing skid. Ohlendorf allowed one run in 4 2-3 innings of relief. Making his major league debut, Dickerson doubled in his first two at-bats and drove in a run during the Rockies three-run first inning off Haren. ''I got a hit, too, but we started really good with three runs in the first so that gave me some support where I could go out and just throw strikes and get outs and throw a lot of innings,'' Chacin said. Ryan Zimmerman's home run with one out in the ninth off Wilton Lopez helped Washington avoid being shut out for the ninth time this season. After Cuddyer's RBI single scored Carlos Gonzalez, Dickerson, called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday, doubled with two outs. That scored Cuddyer and staked Chacin to an early 3-0 lead. After tossing consecutive 1-2-3 innings, Haren came apart in the fourth. Facing five batters before being yanked, he allowed three hits, including Chacin's RBI single, threw a wild pitch and plunked Josh Rutledge, who later scored on LeMahieu's RBI single to make it 6-0. Replaced following Chacin's hit, Haren walked to the dugout amid a torrent of boos from the crowd of 35,787. ''No one wants to be booed,'' said Haren, whose last win came on May 9 against Detroit. ''I'd probably boo myself too.'' Depending on Johnson's course of action, which could include yanking the 32-year-old from the rotation, booing could be the least of Haren's problems. ''I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought about it,'' Haren said. ''It's a performance-based business and obviously I'm not getting the job done.'' Notes: OF Jayson Werth was scratched from the Nats' lineup due to flu-like symptoms, Johnson said. Steve Lombardozzi replaced Werth in the lineup while Roger Bernadina shifted from left field to Werth's right field position. ... Nationals OF Bryce Harper, who has been sidelined since May 26 with left knee bursitis, is not convinced he can begin a rehab assignment as quickly as his manager believes. Davey Johnson had said Friday that he expects Harper to start a rehab stint Tuesday at Class A Potomac, but Harper said on Saturday he thought he needed an extra day or two. ... Colorado LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 3.21 ERA) faces LHP Ross Detwiler (2-5, 3.34) in Sunday's series finale.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Catholic priest in Philly wears underdog mask while leading mass

Trae Young makes defender fall down with sick move, drains jumper

Josh Donaldson still hoping for long-term offer from Blue Jays

Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as head coach

Johnny Manziel sells out entire stock of 'Comeback$ZN' merchandise in under 48 hours

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mike Boynton on Trae Young: 'Best college basketball player since Steph Curry'

NFL says overseas troops can watch playoff games despite shutdown

Tyler Hilinski's younger brother shares emotional message on Twitter

Karlsson rumors starting to heat up again

Seahawks reportedly interested in Jim Zorn reunion

Terence Newman does not rule out return even if Vikings win title

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

Top 10 X-factors for Conference Championship Games

Case Keenum deserves better than the also-ran description

Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

15 underrated NBA players having tremendous seasons

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker