Nationals Take Down Rockies in Game 1 of Double Header

With the game tied at two in the seventh-inning in Game 1 of a double header between the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals, David Dahl hit a ground ball to Anthony Rendon and Dahl was thrown out at first to end the inning.

However, Matt Adams and Charlie Blackmon both acted as if Dahl was safe as first. Adams threw out Charlie Blackman at home plate. Had Colorado decided to challenge the play at first base to see if David Dahl is safe, the challenge would not have made sense because Blackman was out at home anyways.

Anthony Rendon hit the game-winning solo home run for Washington off of Carlos Estevez in the seventh-inning to lift them to a 3-2 win over Colorado.

Rendon has been one of the most underrated players in baseball this season. He now has 21 home runs this season and 70 RBI’s, along with a .316 batting average. Anthony Rendon has only stole one base and his on-base percentage is .399.

The Rockies scored first in the game in the fourth-inning on a Ryan McMahon sacrifice fly.

The Nationals tied the game at one in the fourth-inning on a Gerardo Parra bases-loaded walk.

Adam Eaton hit a solo home run off of Chad Bettis for Washington in the fifth-inning.

Ryan McMahon tied the game at two for Colorado in the sixth-inning on a RBI single.

Wander Suero (3-5) was the winning pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He pitched one inning and gave up one hit. Suero also struck out a batter.

Carlos Estevez (1-1) was the losing pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. He pitched two innings and gave up three hits and one run. Estevez struck out one batter.

Sean Doolittle recorded his 22nd save of the season for Washington. He pitched one inning and gave up one hit. Doolittle also struck out two batters.

Erick Fedde started the game for the Nationals. He pitched four innings and gave up three hits and one run. Fedde also walked two batters and struck out two.

Jon Gray started the game for the Rockies. He pitched four innings and gave up two hits and one run. Gray walked five batters and struck out four.

Washington is only five games back of the Atlanta Braves for the National League East lead. They are only up one game on the St. Louis Cardinals for home field advantage in the Wild Card Game and the Philadelphia Phillies are only one game back of the Washington Nationals in the standings entering Game 2.

Philadelphia took down the Detroit Tigers on the road on Wednesday afternoon 4-0.

The projected pitching match up for the second game of the double header between Colorado and Washington will be Kyle Freeland (2-7, 7.62 ERA) and Patrick Corbin (7-5, 3.40 ERA). The game will begin at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

 

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