The Washington Nationals fell to the Colorado Rockies 9-5 Wednesday to close out a six-game road trip. Here's the latest Nats and Rockies news.
Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings Wednesday, his season record falling to 0-3. He'll get another chance to get his first win of 2019 next Monday against the Cardinals
Juan Soto launched his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday's losing effort, a two-run shot in the third inning off Rockies starter German Marquez. It was a quiet day at the plate otherwise for the 20-year old, going 0-3 with a walk in his four other plate appearances.
Ryan Zimmerman sat out Wednesday's game after hurting his heel making a leap catch Tuesday. Nats manager Davey Martinez said Zimmerman was gonna get a day off regardless, but added the heel was still bothering Zimmerman "a little bit."
Anthony Rendon also missed out as he continues his recovery from an elbow injury sustained last Saturday. Martinez said Rendon was available to pinch-hit Wednesday, which he did not, and there's hope Rendon can play Friday after Thursday's off-day. Jake Noll earned his first MLB start at third base Wednesday with Rendon sitting out.
Relief pitcher Justin Miller has begun a rehab assignment at High-A Potomac. Miller is on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain.
Several Rockies had excellent days at the plate Wednesday. Charlie Blackmon launched his third homer of the year in the fourth inning, Nolan Arenado drove in three runs and David Dahl chipped in with three hits, an RBI and a run scored.
German Marquez earned his third win of the season with seven innings of three-run ball Wednesday. Marquez allowed eight hits and walked two, striking out seven Nationals.
Colorado activated former National Daniel Murphy off the 10-day IL for Wednesday's game. Murphy went 1-for-4 in his first game back from a fractured finger, and almost got run over by racing mascots (we're not kidding). Another former Nat, Ian Desmond, was given a day off Wednesday.
The Rockies optioned pitcher Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque after he allowed four runs over five innings in the Nats' win over Colorado Tuesday.
3B Anthony Rendon: Elbow hit by pitch, sidelined
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-day IL
RP Justin Miller: Back, 10-day IL
SS Trea Turner: Finger, 10-day IL
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 10-day IL
Friday, 4/26: Padres @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
Saturday, 4/27: Padres @ Nationals, 4:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
Sunday, 4/28: Padres @ Nationals, 1:35 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
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