Washington 3, Colorado 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 7, 2011 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 34812

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 1
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 55-59 32-23 23-36 W1
Colorado 53-62 28-31 25-31 L1

Recap


Jayson Werth singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth as the visiting Washington Nationals edged the Colorado Rockies, 3-2, on Sunday.

Jonny Gomes added a two-run homer and Danny Espinosa doubled and scored for the Nationals, who earned a split of the four-game series.

Washington carried a 2-0 lead through most of the afternoon following Gomes’ two-run blast - his first homer since joining the Nationals prior to the trade deadline - in the second inning.

The Rockies stormed back to tie it in the seventh, pushing their first run across when first baseman Michael Morse’s error allowed Jonathan Herrera to score from third. Ty Wigginton tied it two batters later with an RBI single.

Washington bounced right back in the next half inning. Espinosa greeted Matt Belisle (5-4) with a leadoff double and Werth followed an intentional walk to Morse with his first RBI of the series.

Tyler Clippard (2-0) got credit for the win and Drew Storen earned his 29th save with a scoreless ninth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Colorado
John Lannan Player Aaron Cook
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Washington   Colorado
Jonny GomesPlayer Eliezer Alfonzo
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 7 1 12 .206 16 8 3 4 0 1
Colorado 9 0 9 .257 24 5 2 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Rockies have a W/L % of .434 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Nationals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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