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Game 74: Rockies at Nats

Jun 22, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

With their first three-game winning streak in over a month, the Nationals will look to make it four against the Rockies on Saturday in an early afternoon game. Dan Haren (4-8, 5.72 ERA) takes the mound for his second start against Colorado this season. He took the loss on June 11 after allowing two homers and five earned runs.

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)
CF Denard Span
2B Anthony Rendon
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche

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234 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    What's the word on why Werth was scratched? Is he okay?

  2. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    The real question is just who is the worst Nats pitcher of all time, Haren or Wang?

  3. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Truth be known, i booed Espi too, but since lower salary softer boos.

  4. Faraz Shaikh - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    not yet, come on guys.

  5. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Haren is worse. Wang has a 2.74 ERA for the Blue Jays this year. Of course. (only 2 starts though)

  6. Timothy Folk - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    See You Later! (Tomorrow)

  7. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Wang has only pitched 14 innings, but his stats last year were quite similar to Haren's with an even higher ERA. I don't remember him getting boo'ed. Despised, yes. Boo'ed, no.

  8. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Well Wang didn't get the leash that Haren has gotten. And iirc, Det saved Wang's ass a few times.

  9. Dan Strong - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    I'd much prefer Ohlendorf as our 5th starter to Haren. He might not be amazing or a big name, but he can keep games close which is all you can really ask for out of a #5.

  10. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Last 7 rotation around the batting ordet Span or Rendon got a hit 5 times, the 2 havent both got a hit. Rendon hit the ball hard twice after Span hits but right at people.

  11. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Put together hits please.

  12. Christopher Cohen - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Actually, the worst pitcher in Nats history is definitely Daniel Cabrera. After that, it is Dan Haren and then Wang.

  13. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    They're saving all their hits for tomorrow, MNF.

  14. phil dunton - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    I have come to the conclusion that this teams hitting woes are not just a slump; they are a chronic problem. Even in the 2-1 victory last night, the Nats had only 5 hits in 28 at bats. The Ugly Face Of The Franchise is the biggest culprit. His once promising career is morphing into oblivion.

  15. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Batters 6-8.177.223.133Our replacement players for injuries are not good enough.

  16. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Lets score. 7 in the 8th

  17. William O. Douglas Loeffler - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    I wonder what Livan is up to….

  18. phil dunton - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Worst Nats pitch of all time…..Henry Rodriguez and he got more rope than any of the other pathetic names mentioned.

  19. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Well we just need about 6 bloops and a bomb. Doable right?

  20. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Is Eck still coaching? Havent seen him on bench

  21. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    They showed him earlier, MNF.

  22. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Both teams missing their best hitters. Rockies have a numberin hovering .300 only one under ,.250.We have 3 way under .250.

  23. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    My worst:1. D-Cab2. Wanger3. Haren 4. Speignor5. BacsikBut No. 3 is rising every time he takes the ball.

  24. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Didnt see him, was hoping he was optioned to Syracuse.

  25. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Ray knight coming around.

  26. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Ray has been laying into Haren lately.

  27. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    No shutout at least.

  28. phil dunton - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Typical Zimmerman, getting a dinger when the game is over!

  29. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Zim's first 3 at bats men on (first 2 a guy on second).Then comes up bases empty and homers.Go figure.

  30. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Ray Knight says of Haren: "There's got to be a change, and a change quickly"When you shovel that through the BS-o-meter translator, it comes out:"Ohlmendorf is now the No. 5 starter. Haren is long relief and mop-up."

  31. David Proctor - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    How is that "typical Zimmerman." This is the first HR he's hit this year when the game was out of hand.There are a whole lot of teams who would love to have Ryan Zimmerman. *waits for someone to suggest trading him*

  32. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Based on the HROD-meter and Espi-meter, Haren going nowhere.

  33. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Ray Knight, "You can't give aay a day.

  34. BigCat - Jun 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Sooooo, what to do with Mr Haren. DL? bullpen? Syracuse? Pink Slip? Or throw him out there again in 5 days. send your votes to Manassas Nats Fan

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