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Jayson Werth has been a late scratch from the Nats' lineup with no reason provided. Davey Johnson said before the game Werth had been seeing a specialist for a variety of things, but that his hamstring was okay.
"No, I think he’s alright there. I think he’s fine," Johnson said.
We'll see what he has for us after the game.
On the hill for the Rockies is RHP Jhoulys Chacin (5-3, 4.26). He gave up two earned runs on seven hits in five innings on June 11 against the Nats.
Stay tuned for updates throughout the game...
COLORADO ROCKIES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 12:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500), XM 183
Weather: Mostly clear, 83 degrees
NATIONALS (37-36)12:21 p.m. -- A rough first inning for Dan Haren has the Nats down 3-0 already. He gave up a solo home run to D.J. LeMahieu with one out, then a double by Carlos Gonalez continued the rally. Gonzalez was brought in by a Cuddyer single and he was then sent home on a Dickerson double. Haren threw 26 pitches (17 strikes).
CF Denard Span
2B Anthony Rendon
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
CF Roger Bernadina
LF Steve Lombardozzi
C Jhonatan Solano
RHP Dan Haren
CF Dexter Fowler
2B D.J. LeMahieu
LF Carlos Gonzalez
RF Michael Cuddyer
C Wilin Rosario
RF Corey Dickerson
3B Nolan Arenado
SS Josh Rutledge
RHP Jhoulys Chacin
HP Andy Fletcher
1B Rob Drake
2B Joe West (cc)
3B Sam Holbrook
12:27 p.m. -- The Nats got one man on with a one-out double by Anthony Rendon, but Zim and LaRoche promptly flew out to end the inning. Rendon's double was another nice piece of hitting from the rookie, an opposite field line drive into the gap in right center field. Chacin needed just 12 pitches to get through the frame.
12:33 p.m. -- 1-2-3 for Haren in the second, he needed only 11 pitches. He is at 37 after two with the game still at 3-0.
12:45 p.m. -- The Nats got another runner on base with a Bernadina walk, but again came away with nothing. After Desmond struck out to start the inning, Lombo and Solano lined out to end it. Chacin is at 31 pitches (18 strikes) after two.
12:51 p.m. -- Haren put in another quick inning, using just 13 pitches to retire LeMahieu, Gonzalez, and Cuddyer. He is at 50 total pitches through three today and is up next to hit.
1:02 p.m. -- Just like they did in their previous two innings, the Nats got a runner on but couldn't get anything going after. This time it was Span who singled to right field with one out. He actually got to second as well on a wild pitch by Chacin. But two subsequent outs by Rendon and Zimmerman ended the frame. It's still 3-0 Rockies.
1:14 p.m. -- A hit batter and two runs later and Dan Haren is done for the day. Ross Ohlendorf in to pitch. Nats fans let Haren hear it with loud boos as he walked to the dugout.
1:25 p.m. -- Add another earned run to Haren's final line as Ohlendorf allowed an RBI single to LeMahieuh. That's six earned for Haren on the day. LeMahieu, by the way, is 6-for-10 with a homer and 4 RBI in this series.
1:33 p.m. -- No real life on offense for the Nats to report on. They once again got a runner on, but couldn't do anything with it. LaRoche singled to lead off the inning but was followed by a Desmond pop out and a Bernadina GIDP. Chacin through four now with 59 pitches thrown.
1:42 p.m. -- A crisp inning for Ohlendorf who may be auditioning for Haren's next start here. Still 6-0 Rockies as we move to the bottom of the fifth.
1:47 p.m. -- The Nats' 7-8-9 hitters go down in order in the bottom of the fifth and it's still a 6-0 game. Ohlendorf has been solid the last few innings, but Washington needs to get something going soon on offense. Chacin is rolling at 70 pitches through five.
1:57 p.m. -- Ohlendorf still looking good as he gets through the sixth after allowing just one hit. Rutledge singled with one out, but Chacin lined out to Rendon who threw to first for the double play. On to the bottom of the sixth we go.
2:04 p.m. -- The Nats got the leadoff runner on with a Span single, but Rendon then grounded into a double play. A Zimmerman strikeout later and we're headed to the seventh.
2:21 p.m. -- At this point, I might as well just copy and paste. The Nats again got one runner on base and again could not do anything with it. This time it was Desmond who singled with one out and saw two quick outs to end the inning. Eighth inning up next and it's been 6-0 for a while.
2:36 p.m. -- 7-0 now as Ohlendorf gives up a solo homer to Nolan Arenado. 1-2-3 for the Nats' lineup and Fernando Abad is in to pitch the top of the ninth.
2:55 p.m. -- Zim hit a solo homer in the ninth, but the Nats fall 7-1. Back to .500 at 37-37.