Monday, April 24th Colorado Rockies 8, Washington Nationals 4
The Washington Nationals see their 6 game winning streak come to a screeching halt in Coors Field in Denver as they are handed an 8-4 loss.
Neither starting pitcher would figure in the decision. For Denver, Tyler Anderson got the starting nod, working 5.2 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 runs while walking 1 and striking out 5. Carlos Estevez is awarded the win with 1.1 innings of work while Adam Ottavino is credited with a hold. The Rockies sent a total of 4 pitchers to the mound.
For the Nationals, Jacob Turner got the starting nod, pitching 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 runs while striking out 6 and not walking any. Enny Romero is charged with the loss on 0.2 innings of work, surrendering 2 runs and 2 hits. The Nationals would also use 4 pitchers with Blake Trienen surrendering 6 hits and 3 runs in just .1 of an inning, his ERA now very close to 10.00.
In the extra base department, the Rockies got a double from Pat Valakia, a triple from Nolan Arenado and 2 home runs, bith 2 run shots from Charlie Blackmon and Mark Reynolds. The Nationals would counter with doubles from Trea Turner and Jayson Werth, a triple from Adam Eaton and a 2 run homer from Ryan Zimmerman.
The Rockies would pull off 1 double play in the game.
The final line: Colorado 8 runs, 14 hits, 0 errors, Washington 4 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors
Next game: Tuesday, April 25th vs the Rockies in Colorado, game time 8:40PM EDT
Nationals record: 13 wins, 6 losses
"For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.