Colorado 4, Washington 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, June 25, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 100°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 40177

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 41-30 20-14 21-16 L2
Colorado 28-44 16-21 12-23 W1

Recap


Rockies 4, Nationals 2
: Colorado rallied for two runs against Stephen Strasburg in the sixth inning and went on to top visiting Washington in the opener of a four-game series.

Carlos Gonzalez tied the contest in the sixth with an RBI single and Todd Helton lifted a sacrifice fly later in the frame for a 3-2 lead. Chris Nelson, who entered as a pinch runner in the sixth, added insurance in the seventh with a run-scoring base hit as the Rockies halted a six-game home losing streak.

Strasburg (9-2) allowed three runs and six hits over six innings as his six-game winning streak came to an end. The 23-year-old, who struck out eight and walked one, fell to 5-1 in eight road starts this year.

Josh Roenicke (3-0) tossed two scoreless innings in relief of starter Jeff Francis, who yielded two runs over five frames. Matt Belisle struck out two in a perfect eighth and Rafael Betancourt worked around two hits in the ninth for his 12th save in 15 opportunities.

Ryan Zimmerman gave Washington a 1-0 lead in the third with an RBI double, but Dexter Fowler knotted the contest in the bottom half with a two-out infield single that plated Wilin Rosario. Strasburg helped his own cause in the fifth, driving in Jesus Flores with a double.

Flores collected three hits for the Nationals, who fell to 1-3 on their 10-game road trip.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nelson entered the game for 2B Marco Scutaro, who departed after being hit in the helmet by a fastball from Strasburg. ...Nationals IF Mark DeRosa was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game after missing 50 contests with a strained left oblique. To make room on the roster, Washington placed OF Xavier Nady on the DL with tendinitis in his right wrist. ...The Rockies optioned RHP Alex White to Triple-A Colorado Springs after he allowed four runs in just 2 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to Texas. White posted a 9.58 ERA while tossing only 10 1/3 frames over his last three outings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Colorado
Stephen Strasburg Player Jeff Francis
Loss W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
8 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Washington   Colorado
Jesus Flores Player Dexter Fowler
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 8 0 13 .242 18 10 2 1 0 0
Colorado 7 0 10 .233 13 10 4 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Washington. The Rockies have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Nationals have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .500 after a loss.