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You would be hard pressed to find two more opposite teams this season than the Washington Nationals (41-29) and the Colorado Rockies (27-44). As the Nationals travel to Denver, they bring with them the second-best record in the National League, an unexceptional offense and a superstar pitching staff. The Rockies prepare to receive them with the third-worst record in the major leagues, a power hitting offense and a seriously floundering pitching staff. The Nationals offense is likely to get a boost against the Rockies' rotation at the famously hitter-friendly Coors Field. As long as the Nationals' pitchers can keep performing, and the outfielders can adapt to the extra large outfield, the odds are in favor of the Nationals for this four game series.
The Nationals have gone 12-8 in June. Winning this series will be key to their finishing the month with a winning record. They are 16-33 against the Rockies since 2005, and 9-16 at Coors Field.
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"We need to score more. That's not in question." (Ryan Zimmerman, via NatsInsider, 6/24/2012)
Peter Angelos's team beats Ted Lerner's team in 2012 Battle of the Beltways. MASN-Nationals battle still undecided. Smart money is on Lerner for that one.
Orioles 2, Nationals 1 (Sunday): Seems only fitting that the only run the Nats could muster was...
Maybe the Nationals won't be losing Ryan Zimmerman again after all. Earlier in the weekend, manager Davey Johnson said the Nationals might have to give the third baseman
another cortisone shot for his inflamed right shoulder and possibly a spot on the disabled list once more. But Sunday, Zimmerman said that might not take place. The third baseman got a cortisone shot before...
With the incredible Washington Nationals starting pitching staff this season, many have completely forgotten about John Lannan toiling down in Triple-A Syracuse. A few doubleheaders are coming up in the next couple months for the Nats, so it’s probably about time to remember that he’s there.
Lannan struggled through most of the season in Syracuse, posting a 4.66 ERA and a 1...
The Colorado Rockies are reassigning pitching coach Bob Apodaca to special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd at Apodaca's request.
Apodaca approached O'Dowd on Tuesday and asked for the change, Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.
Bullpen coach Jim Wright and Triple-A pitching coach Bo McLaughlin will serve as co-pitching coaches for the remainder of the season. McLaughlin...
Edwar Cabrera was in the Colorado Rockies' clubhouse Tuesday, and while no official announcement was made, the 24-year-old left-hander is expected to make his major league debut with a start Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Manager Jim Tracy did say that Josh Outman would start Thursday rather than Wednesday. Thursday had been the turn for Alex White, but he was...
Edwin Jackson’s major league career has been irregular to say the least. Since his debut in 2003 at the young age of 19, he has played for seven teams in his first ten seasons. In addition, he has spent his past two seasons with three different teams. Last year he even helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to the their eleventh World Championship before being released back...
Colorado's Marco Scutaro has walked off the field under his own power after being hit in the helmet by a fastball from Washington's Stephen Strasburg in the sixth inning Monday night.
The Colorado second baseman was hit by a 95 mph pitch from Strasburg, the ball loudly ringing off his helmet, one pitch after Dexter Fowler hit a triple.
Scutaro got up quickly and stood while...
Colorado Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca asked to be re-assigned on Tuesday, and he will now do special assignment work for the Rockies. The Rockies rank last in the Major Leagues in earned run average, runs allowed and opposing team's batting average, but the Rockies insisted that the move was initiated by Apodaca. Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver...
This turned out to be the Washington Nationals pitching podcast for the most part. We spent quite a lot of time talking about Ross Detwiler and Chien-Ming Wang, but even more time talking about the bullpen, including Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen, Sean Burnett, and Cole Kimball. We also hit the trade deadline a few weeks early.
Every time since May 20 that Stephen Strasburg has taken the ball, he's won a game for the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy hasn't had any starter win a game in three weeks.
Making his first appearance against the Rockies, Strasburg will try to become the first Nationals pitcher to win seven consecutive starts Monday night at Coors...
Denver, CO – Jeff Francis threw only 66 pitches through 5 innings to out duel the Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. Francis did not get the win but stepped up to limit the Nationals to 2 runs and only 5 hits. Francis baffled Washington’s phenom Bryce Harper, striking him out twice on a wicked tailing … Continue reading »