In the 10 games prior to Washington's Wednesday win over the Colorado Rockies, the Nationals scored just 25 runs. The bats have apparently returned for the Nationals though, as they have scored 23 combined runs in their last two games in Colorado.
To make it three wins in a row, the Nationals will look to keep up their hot offense against Josh Outman, who has yet to earn a victory in 2012 despite five starts and appearances in 14 games. In his latest outing, Outman struggled against the Texas Rangers allowing eight hits and five earned runs before leaving the game with two outs in the fifth inning.
Pitching for the Nationals will be Edwin Jackson who is looking for his third win in four starts. In his last start, Jackson allowed four hits and one earned run in over six innings en route to a victory over the Orioles. The performance dropped Jackson's ERA under 3.00 for the first time in 2012.
The first pitch at Coors Field is scheduled to be thrown at 3:10 p.m. ET on Thursday and will be televised on MASN.
For more on the Nationals, visit Federal Baseball. Get caught up on the Rockies with Purple Row. Check out Baseball Nation for more news and analysis around Major League Baseball and all MLB series. Subscribe to the SB Nation Youtube channel for video commentary.