The Rockies expect big things from Nolan Arenado. But can he put it all together at the plate?
Michael Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league’s longest hitting streak this season to 21 games — and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 Sunday.
Hard times continued for Dan Haren, who gave up six runs on seven hits in just over three innings in the Nationals 7-1 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Ian Desmond homered for the second straight game, and Denard Span and Steve Lombardozzi added a double and a single apiece for Washington, which began a stretch in which it will play 14 of its next 17 games at home.
He may be past his prime, but the Rockies are hoping Roy Oswalt can give the pitching staff a lift when he makes his season debut in the opener of a four-game series with the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Ryan Zimmerman homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Ian Desmond got four hits and the Washington Nationals beat the depleted Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday.
Josh Rutledge will be a valuable asset for the Rockies this year, and maybe even a star somewhere down the line.
The Washington Nationals (49-34) weren’t able to head into the mid-summer break on a winning note, dropping the final game and series (2-1) to the Rockies 4-3, but as Tyler Clippard said, “You don’t ever want to get too comfortable.”
Marco Scutaro’s RBI single in the 11th inning gave Colorado an 11-10 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday after the Rockies squandered a seven-run lead.
Strasburg pitched six innings, but the Rockies rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Nationals that snapped the right-hander’s six-start winning streak.