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Traber looks to keep Nationals rolling

Jul 20, 2007 - 2:38 PM Colorado (48-47) at Washington (40-55) 7:05 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The lowly Washington Nationals have been giving their fans something to cheer about lately.

Billy Traber takes the mound on Friday as the Nationals continue their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies.

Washington, which is tied with San Francisco for the National League's worst mark, has won five of six at home after D'Angelo Jimenez hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning of a 5-4 win on Thursday.

Traber (2-0, 4.50 ERA) is making a spot start for Jason Simontacchi, who has tendinitis in his right elbow. The lefthander has been part of a bullpen that has posted a 2.20 ERA in the last nine games.

The Nationals, who snapped an eight-game losing streak to Colorado, will take their swings against Aaron Cook (5-6, 4.60). The righthander has just one win in his last nine starts.

Cook received a no-decision in his last start, allowing two runs and four hits in six innings against Milwaukee on Sunday.

Colorado, which has lost six of Cook's last seven starts, had its three-game winning streak snapped, but has still won 10 of 15 overall.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 1
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - AARON COOK, JORGE JULIO (8TH), MANNY CORPAS (9TH) AND CHRIS
    IANNETTA
    WAS - BILLY TRABER, CHRIS SCHRODER (5TH), RAY KING
    (7TH), SAUL RIVERA (7TH), JON RAUCH (

    Jul 20 9:54 PM


  • NL
    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R ZIMMERMAN ON FIRST, R BELLIARD ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    WASHINGTON 1 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: S RIVERA (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Rockies vs. NationalsJul 20 9:36 PM


  • NL
    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY TODD HELTON SCORED WILLY TAVERAS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, K MATSUI ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    WASHINGTON 0 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.255, 1-FOR-3)

    Rockies vs. NationalsJul 20 9:01 PM


  • NL
    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY TODD HELTON SCORED WILLY TAVERAS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    WASHINGTON 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.254, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. NationalsJul 20 7:46 PM


  • NL
    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED AARON COOK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, W TAVERAS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 1
    WASHINGTON 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T HELTON (.310, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. NationalsJul 20 7:43 PM
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    Rockies vs. NationalsJul 20 12:31 PM