The Washington Nationals hung around against the Colorado Rockies, but ultimately were let down by their bats and their bullpen in a 6-3 loss. Ross Detwiler pitched decently after being given another chance to start, but Esmil Rogers pitched better and the bullpen allowed Colorado to blow it open late.
The score was 3-1 in favor of the Rockies when Ryan Mattheus came on to pitch in the bottom of the eighth. That's when the trouble started. After Chris Nelson singled to drive home one run, Mattheus eventually allowed two more to score thanks to a hit-by-pitch and a walk. The Nationals rallied for two runs in the ninth inning, but it was too little too late.
The Nationals got on the board in the top of the first inning, but the Rockies scored runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Troy Tulowitzki homered in the sixth for his 21st of the season.