Punchless Rockies Run Sunday Losing Streak to 12 with 2-0 Loss to Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to a Washington Nationals batter during the third inning at Nationals Park on July 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

This is getting a little ridiculous, don't you think? Twelve Sundays in a row, the Rockies have lost. I can't help but feel somewhat responsible for this. I'll tell you what, I'll do my best to attend the next Sunday game, because they haven't lost when I've been at Coors Field.

The Rockies only mustered six hits and got nobody past second base in a shutout loss to the Nationals this afternoon. I guess that's what happens when the fourth best hitter in your lineup is Mark Ellis. In doing so, they wasted a great outing by Jhoulys Chacin, who allowed one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out four. Unfortunately, the Rockies scored zero runs so Chacin took the hard luck loss (8-7) despite lowering his ERA at the break to 3.16.

Offensively, the Rockies were led by multi-hit efforts by Todd Helton and Ian Stewart (?!?), but they only mustered one serious scoring chance in the game. That would be the eighth inning, in which with men on 1st and 2nd and one out Jason Giambi whiffed and Mark Ellis flew out.

The loss drops Colorado to 43-48 going into the All-Star Break, after which they'll have an eight game home stand against the Brewers and Braves.

Graph:

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via www.fangraphs.com

We Salute: Chacin (.185 pitching WPA, .036 hitting WPA), Stewart (.094)

We Are Disappointed In: Pretty much everyone else

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