Postgame analysis of the Nats' 8-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night at Nationals Park. How it happened: The Nationals have quickly gotten the sour taste of their recent four-game skid out of their mouths. Thanks to a resurgent offense and a quality start by Gio Gonzalez, Washington got back on track with Friday’s 8-2 win over the Rockies, the Nats’ second win in as many days. True to form, the power-laden lineup didn’t take long to strike. Jayson Werth launched a solo home run, his second in as many days and his 18th of the season, to put Washington up 1-0 in the first inning, and scored again in the third on an RBI groundout by Daniel Murphy. With the game tied 2-2 in the fourth
Postgame analysis of the Nats' 5-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. How it happened: Given the circumstances of his start and the lineup he was facing, the Nationals couldn't have asked for much more than they got from 22-year-old rookie Lucas Giolito on Sunday against the Rockies. It wasn't his fault their offense couldn't manage much of anything against Chad Bettis, who took the mound with a 5.29 ERA. Giolito stared down the best lineup in the National League and made it a career-high five innings with four runs allowed. He gave up six hits and two walks, including a pair of home runs. One was by Charlie Blackmon, the other by Nolan Arenado, who also tripled.
Aug 28 (The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on revocable waivers to gauge interest for the veteran, according to multiple reports Sunday. If Puig is claimed by another team, the Dodgers could either