Last night's 12-run, 21-hit explosion at Coors Field was sorely needed by the Nationals. But was this the offensive explosion that gets this lineup going at last, or was it merely a blip on the radar?
His team has scored an average of only 2.5 runs over its last 10 games, but Nationals manager Davey Johnson is using his usual lineup tonight in Colorado.
Stephen Strasburg, for the first time in his career last night, blew a lead given to him by his teammates and wound up taking the loss in Colorado.
Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Stephen Strasburg has pitched in high altitude before, but tonight will mark his first start ever at Denver's Coors Field.