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Bullpen can't hold lead
Rockies 6, Nationals 5
Chad Cordero did not record a single out in his outing on Friday. (David Zalubowski/AP)
 Zimmerman's two-run single
Shawn Hill was as advertised, giving up only one run in seven innings of work. Unfortunately, the Washington bullpen wasn't up to par, giving up five runs in the ninth inning, as it lost to Colorado on Friday night.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (58-71)
Lost 1
Colorado 6, Washington 5   COL
Colorado (65-63)
Won 1
August 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0   5 9 1
Colorado
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5   6 9 2
Standings thru 8/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Rockies Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Logan, CF5100023.283
Jimenez, SS4100100.145
Zimmerman, 3B4133000.275
Young, 1B4011012.333
  Fick, 1B0000000.203
Kearns, RF4000002.260
Pena, LF4121012.232
Belliard, 2B4020001.283
Flores, C4010022.230
Hill, P2100001.111
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  a-Batista, PH1000000.270
  Cordero, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Totals365951613 

a-Grounded out for Ayala in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Zimmerman (20, 3rd inning off Francis, 0 on, 1 out), Pena (8, 8th inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Zimmerman 6; Young; Pena 5; Belliard 2; Flores.
RBI: Young (69), Zimmerman 3 (75), Pena (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Logan.
S: Hill.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jimenez (1, 2nd base off Francis/Torrealba).

FIELDING
E: Jimenez (2, fielding).

 
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B5120010.289
Tulowitzki, SS4121011.295
Holliday, LF4112012.334
Helton, 1B4120001.301
Atkins, 3B4010002.280
  1-Carroll, PR0100000.222
Hawpe, RF3100121.287
Torrealba, C4012001.268
Sullivan, CF3000000.295
Francis, P2000000.149
  Buchholz, P0000000.130
  a-Stewart, PH1000000.313
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
  b-Spilborghs, PH1000002.313
Totals356951510 

a-Grounded out for Buchholz in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Fuentes in the 9th.
1-Ran for Atkins in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Helton (29, Hill), Atkins (30, Cordero).
3B: Matsui (6, Hill).
HR: Holliday (23, 9th inning off Cordero, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Matsui 4; Tulowitzki 2; Holliday 4; Helton 3; Atkins 2; Torrealba.
RBI: Tulowitzki (68), Holliday 2 (99), Torrealba 2 (37).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Holliday; Torrealba.
S: Sullivan.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (28, 2nd base off Hill/Flores).

FIELDING
E: Torrealba (6, throw), Matsui (3, throw).
DP: (Matsui-Tulowitzki-Helton).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill 7.04110502.31
Ayala 1.00000002.63
Cordero (L, 2-3)0.04541013.39
Rauch (BS, 6)0.21000004.09
 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis 6.17421414.32
Buchholz 1.22110114.27
Fuentes (W, 1-5)1.00000103.80

Cordero pitched to 5 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Hill 94-68, Ayala 11-8, Cordero 15-8, Rauch 13-8, Francis 119-77, Buchholz 14-11, Fuentes 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hill 7-9, Ayala 1-2, Cordero 0-0, Rauch 2-0, Francis 8-7, Buchholz 3-1, Fuentes 1-1.
Batters faced: Hill 25, Ayala 3, Cordero 5, Rauch 4, Francis 29, Buchholz 6, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rauch 3-3, Buchholz 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 25,232.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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