DENVER, CO - AUGUST 07: Jonny Gomes #30 of the Washington Nationals is welcomed home by Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals as they scored on Gomes' two run homerun off of starting pitcher Aaron Cook #28 of the Colorado Rockies to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead in the second inning at Coors Field on August 7, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nationals Vs. Rockies: Jonny Gomes Goes Yard, Jayson Werth Hits Go Ahead Run In Nationals Win

The Nationals grinded out a win at Coors Field using a little offense and Drew Storen's 29th save of the season.

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Nationals Vs. Rockies Final: Jayson Werth Hits Go Ahead Run In Nationals 3-2 Victory

The Washington Nationals were looking to leave Coors Field and the Colorado Rockies with a four game split and they got what they wished. The Nationals pulled off a 3-2 Sunday victory over the Rockies to take two games of the four game series.

In the top of the eighth right fielder Jayson Werth slapped a single into left field which allowed second baseman Danny Espinosa to come around and score the go ahead run and put the Nationals on top. Reliever Drew Storen came in during the ninth and put the finishing touches on his 29th save of the season. In the second inning outfielder Jonny Gomes welcomed himself to the Nationals by hitting a two-run shot off Aaron Cook. It was Gomes' 12th home run of the season and his first as a National.

Starter John Lannan ended up going six innings giving up one run on six hits. He struck out three, but issued four walks. It certainly wasn't as tight a start as his last one, but it was serviceable enough to win the game.

The Nationals move to 55-59 on the season.


Nationals Vs. Rockies: Washington Leads 2-0 After Five Innings Of Play

Washington pitcher John Lannan has been far from dominant, but he has still managed to keep the Colorado Rockies off the scoreboard, a day after the Rocks hammered Washington pitching to the tune of 19 hits and 15 runs. Lannan has allowed five hits and three walks in his five innings of work, striking out two.

Aaron Cook has had a similar performance on the hill for the Rockies, allowing two Washington runs on three hits and three walks, striking out two. The Rockies bats have been eerily silent, with the exception of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who is two for two on the day.

Jonny Gomes has been the offensive star of the game for the Nationals so far, singling and driving in both runs with his 12th home run of the year (his first as a National). The only other player in the Washington lineup to have a hit is Ryan Zimmerman. Perhaps it is time for a uniform team haircut, oh, say a mohawk?


Nationals Vs. Rockies: Nationals Look To Draw Even With Rockies In Final Game

The Nats turn to their trusty southpaw John Lannan who is recently coming off a strong performance where he struck out a season-high eight batters and earned his eighth win of the season.

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