Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 22, 2024

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Jun 22, 2024 6:14 AM
The Washington Nationals, leading the series 1-0, head to Coors Field on Saturday to face the struggling Colorado Rockies, who hold a dismal 15-23 home record. The Nationals, with a 20-19 record on the road, look to capitalize on the Rockies' woes and extend their series lead. First pitch is set for 9:10 PM on June 22, 2024.
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Nationals vs Rockies starting pitchers

  • Cal Quantrill for Colorado Rockies
  • Mitchell Parker for Washington Nationals

Nationals vs Rockies statistics

Stat Nationals Rockies
Hits 580 (Tied-24th) 648 (10th)
Batting Average .236 (20th) .249 (10th)
Runs Batted In 287 (23rd) 310 (Tied-15th)
Runs 305 (Tied-21st) 327 (16th)
Home Runs 63 (28th) 70 (23rd)
Walks 221 (Tied-20th) 207 (Tied-26th)
Stolen Bases 103 (3rd) 43 (19th)
Strikeouts 580 (24th) 709 (5th)
Pitches 10409 (29th) 10996 (17th)

Colorado Rockies recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/21/24 vs Washington Nationals L 11-5
6/20/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers L 5-3
6/19/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 7-6
6/18/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers L 11-9
6/17/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers L 9-5

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/21/24 @ Colorado Rockies W 11-5
6/20/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks L 5-2
6/19/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks W 3-1
6/18/24 vs Arizona Diamondbacks L 5-0
6/16/24 vs Miami Marlins W 3-1

Nationals vs Rockies predictions

As the Washington Nationals gear up to take on the Colorado Rockies, eyes are undoubtedly on a few standout performers. Mitchell Parker, the starting pitcher for the Nationals, looks set to deliver a quality outing, potentially racking up close to five innings with an expected strikeout count nudging just below five. On the batting side, keep an eye on CJ Abrams who’s been swinging a hot bat with a good chance to collect a couple of hits and maybe even drive in a run. There’s a promising blend of speed and contact in this lineup, and if these players can capitalize on their situations, it could spell trouble for the Rockies.

Speaking of the Rockies, they're definitely not coming to the field without their own set of aces. Cal Quantrill, taking the mound as their probable starting pitcher, should manage around five innings with strikeout numbers hovering around three. In the batter's box, Ryan McMahon, who leads the team in home runs and RBIs, is expected to maintain his strong performance, providing some critical at-bats in clutch situations. If these players can spark the lineup early, the Rockies could build some serious momentum.

With both teams bringing their A-game, it’s shaping up to be a closely contested matchup. Given the home-field advantage at Coors Field and the slightly more consistent performance of their top hitters throughout the season, the Rockies might just have the edge in this showdown. That said, it's certainly not going to be easy, and if the Nationals' pitching can effectively silence Colorado's bats, they could very well turn the tables. What do you think? Will the Rockies hold down their fort or will the Nationals pull off an upset?

Colorado Rockies injuries

  • Case Williams (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Kyle Freeland (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Ryan Rolison (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Zac Veen (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Elias Diaz (C): 10-Day-IL

Nationals vs Rockies game info

Venue Coors Field
Location Denver, Colorado
First pitch Sat 9:10 PM
Temperature 96°
Chance of Rain 0%

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