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Nationals 11, Rockies 1: Trea Turner hits for cycle, Rox get trounced in DC

It was an ugly night for the Rockies on Tuesday.

I learned something tonight. The radio announcers for the Washington Nationals repeatedly refer to a win as the team getting another “curly W.” You know, like their logo. I can’t decide if I think it’s clever or if I hate it. Anyway, the Rockies got blown out by a final score of 11-1 on Tuesday night.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

Not only did he hit for the cycle. He is the first to do so twice against the Colorado Rockies. As if that weren’t enough, it was the first cycle the Rockies have allowed away from Coors Field. So he got to be historic in a couple ways as he added to his accomplishments as a Rockies killer.

So that’s neat, I guess.

Everybody for the Nationals got a hit

Literally. If you had an at-bat and you played for the Nationals on Tuesday night, you got at least one hit. That added up to 17 total hits en route to those 11 runs. Among those who got hits were Stephen Strasburg and former Rockies great Gerardo Parra.

Apparently Parra comes up to the plate to “Baby Shark.” You can decide for yourselves what that means for Parra on the list of good clubhouse leaders or whatever.

Strasburg is good

He is now the first NL pitcher to reach 13 wins. Strasburg went six shutout innings and struck out eight hitters. If it hadn’t taken him 107 pitches, he probably would have tortured the Rockies even longer.

Peter Lambert battled

You can’t really complain about the efforts from Lambert here. He was falling behind hitters early and was able to mostly limit the damage. His final stat line had him allowing three earned runs and striking out eight batters over 5.1 innings. Lambert did scatter nine hits, so it obviously wasn’t a night without stress.

Then the bullpen melted down, again, with Jairo Diaz the main culprit in an ugly seventh inning where the Nationals scored eight runs and put this game completely out of reach.

Yonder Alonso made his Rockies debut

And he delivered an RBI double. So that’s at least a little bit of a silver lining on an otherwise ugly game.

Up next

The Rockies face the Nationals in a doubleheader Wednesday to make up for the game that was postponed on Monday.