Nationals 10, Rockies 5: An offensive display and a solid start from Gore

The Washington Nationals rebounded from their shutout loss with a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday night at Coors Field, as the Nats had 19 hits and grabbed their second win of the season.

The bats got going right out of the gate off Rockies starter Jose Urena, as Alex Call and Jeimer Candelario blasted back-to-back homers.

Call walked with the bases loaded before Candelario knocked in another with a sac fly in the second, and CJ Abrams came through with a two-RBI triple and it was 6-1 after three innings. In finished with two in the game, and tied a short-list of four former Nats’ to have accomplished that feat.

Washington grabbed another pair of runs in the fifth, as Abrams came through with another triple to drive in one, and Call grabbed his third RBI of the night with a sac fly. Dominic Smith and Keibert Ruiz then added RBI singles in the eighth.

Gore solid through six, Ramirez struggles

It was a solid outing for MacKenzie Gore Friday, as he went six innings allowing just two runs on five hits, two walks, six strikeouts, and a homer off the bat of Ryan McMahon in the home half of the second.

Colorado grabbed their other run off Gore in the fourth as with two on Yonathan Daza struck an RBI single to make it uncomfortably closer at the time.

However, Gore did get away with one. In the bottom of the first with two on, C.J. Cron drilled one well into the left field seats. However, it was just foul, and Gore ended up punching out Cron to get out of the inning damage-less.

Trouble came when Washington’s bullpen took over from Gore as the Rockies shelled Erasmo Ramirez for three straight hits before Ramirez was relieved by Hunter Harvey, who finished the inning. Ramirez finished his night with a line of just 0.1 innings pitched and three runs served up.

From there though, Carl Edwards Jr. and Kyle Finnegan hurled a scoreless eighth and ninth inning to shut the door, and seal the victory for the Nats.

Garcia leaves early

Luis Garcia left in the sixth inning due to what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

We’ll have more on that later, but click here to read the immediate details with a quote from manager Dave Martinez.

With that, here are the pitching matchups left in the four-game weekend set:

Saturday @ 8:10 p.m. ET: RHP Trevor Williams vs. LHP Austin Gomber

Sunday @ 3:10 p.m. ET: RHP Chad Kuhl vs. RHP Ryan Feltner

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