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Rockies 5, Nationals 4: All hail our new overlords, Clint Barmes and Carlos Gonzalez

This was a frustrating and ultimately victorious game for the Rockies. In the first inning, Collin Balester walked the first three batters and committed an error on a pickoff attempt. Troy Tulowitzki then knocked in two on a double. Balester issued another walk, this one to Brad Hawpe. Then came three straight outs. Jason Marquis gave up an RBI triple to Ryan Zimmerman in the bottom of the first, but Dexter Fowler answered back in the top of the second with his own RBI triple.

Time passed as nothing much happened until the fifth inning. That's when Clint Barmes hit his 20th homer of the season. However, Cristian Guzman and Ryan Zimmerman wanted to make things interesting by putting two more runs in Marquis' "R" column. 4-3, Rockies.

More time passed until the top of eighth when Carlos Gonzalez led off the inning with a homer. Things quieted down after that--punctured when Huston Street allowed a leadoff homer in the top of the ninth to Josh Bard. But then ground out, ground out, and ground out. Huston Street wrapped up his 31st save and Jason Marquis notched his 14th win.

67 - 53


Won 3


The graph and Row Call after the jump.



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