Washington 12, Colorado 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 93°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Conroy, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 36110

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 1 2 1 5 3 0 0 0 12 21 2
Colorado 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 42-30 20-14 22-16 W1
Colorado 28-45 16-22 12-23 L1

Recap


Nationals 12, Rockies 5: Michael Morse and Ian Desmond paced a season-high 21-hit attack with four apiece and Gio Gonzalez became the second left-hander in Nationals history to reach double digits in wins as Washington rolled past host Colorado.

Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs while Tyler Moore added a three-run blast for the Nationals, who also set season highs in runs and homers (four).

Gonzalez (10-3), who also had an RBI single, joined John Lannan as the only southpaws in the Nationals' brief history to posted more than nine victories despite allowing five runs - four earned - and eight hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked one in improving to 6-1 on the road.

Lannan recorded 10 wins for Washington last season.

LaRoche got things started with a solo shot in the second inning and added a two-run blast, his 15th, in the sixth to complete his 17th career multi-homer performance. Moore followed Desmond's two-run double in the fifth with his third homer of the year, giving the Nationals a 9-3 advantage.

Morse delivered a two-run double in the third and Ryan Zimmerman, who went 3-for-5 and reached 1,000 career hits, added a solo homer in the sixth as Washington improved to 2-3 on its 10-game road trip.

Rockies starter Christian Friedrich (4-5) lost his fourth straight decision, allowing four runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old rookie has surrendered 25 earned runs and 39 hits over 19 1/3 frames in four home starts.

Reliever Guillermo Moscoso also was battered as he yielded eight runs and eight hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Dexter Fowler and Jonathan Herrera hit solo homers for the Rockies, who have lost seven of eight at home and 15 of 19 overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez had his streak of allowing three runs or less halted at 14 starts. ... Nationals IF-OF Mark DeRosa made his first appearance since April 27, entering as a pinch hitter and remaining in the game at third base. DeRosa was activated from the disabled list Monday after missing 50 contests with a strained left oblique. ... Upon his request, Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca was reassigned and will serve as a special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd. Apodaca was in his 10th season as Colorado's pitching coach. Bullpen coach Jim Wright and Bo McLaughlin, Triple-A Colorado Springs' pitching coach, will serve as co-pitching coaches for the remainder of the season.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Colorado
Gio Gonzalez Player Christian Friedrich
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.1
7 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 9
6.00 ERA 8.31
Hitting
Washington   Colorado
Ian Desmond Player Jordan Pacheco
4 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
7 TB 3
.800 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 21 4 40 .467 17 8 12 2 0 2
Colorado 12 2 19 .308 17 11 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Washington. The Rockies have a W/L % of .357 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 .516 after a loss.