Series: Game 2 of 4

Colorado leads 2-0 (as of 6/13)

Game 1: Monday, June 12
Game 2: Tuesday, June 13
Game 3: Wednesday, June 14
Game 4: Thursday, June 15

Rockies 9

(32-32, 16-16 away)

Nationals 2

(30-36, 13-16 home)

    7:05 PM ET, June 13, 2006

    RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 

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    COL 000015300 9 12 0
    WAS 000010100 2 10 0

    W: J. Fogg (4-4)

    L: M. O'Connor (3-4)

    O'Connor, Nationals look to rebound vs. Rockies

    Colorado (31-32) at Washington (30-35) 7:05 pm EDT

    WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Rookie Michael O'Connor and the Washington Nationals will try to avoid consecutive losses to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday in the second game of their four-game series.

    O'Connor (3-3, 3.04 ERA) will take the ball in search of his second straight win after yielding two runs and three hits in six innings during a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

    This start will mark the first appearance for O'Connor against Colorado.

    The Rockies opened their seven-game road trip on a positive note as they posted a 4-3 victory here in the series opener on Monday. Catcher J.D. Closser scored once, had two hits and drove in the go-head run during the win.

    Colorado will turn to Josh Fogg (3-4, 5.21) on Tuesday. Fogg was tagged for eight runs through only 4 1/3 innings but did not figure into the decision in Wednesday's win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    The 29-year-old righthander is 0-3 with a 3.19 ERA in five career starts against the Nationals and is winless in his last three outings overall. In his past six road starts, Fogg is 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA.

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    Gameday Matchup

    Current StreakL1L3
    Last 105-55-5

    Pitching Matchup

    J. Fogg
    11-9, 5.49 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/29 at CHC
    7.0 IP, 2 ER
    Dec = Win
    M. O'Connor
    3-8, 4.80 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 at WAS
    5.0 IP, 0 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    1. J. Carroll, 2B A. Soriano, LF
    2. R. Spilborghs, RF R. Clayton, SS
    3. T. Helton, 1B J. Vidro, 2B
    4. M. Holliday, LF N. Johnson, 1B
    5. G. Atkins, 3B R. Zimmerman, 3B
    6. Y. Torrealba, C J. Guillen, RF
    7. C. Barmes, SS B. Schneider, C
    8. C. Freeman, CF M. Byrd, RF
    9. J. Fogg, P M. O'Connor, P