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.
The Nationals swapped veteran bench players today, activating Mark DeRosa off the disabled list while placing Xavier Nady on it.
The Nationals just completed a tough, 32-game stretch against East opponents, a span in which they continued to pitch well and struggle to hit.