The Washington Nationals traveled to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies after arriving late at night. The team now has to adjust to the altitude, especially pitcher DJ Herz, who is hoping to replicate his previous success. Altitude can affect pitches, with fastballs and changeups working best. Sliders might not be as effective due to the thin air.

Manager Dave Martinez utilized his bullpen effectively in the previous game, giving key players a break. CJ Abrams was scratched due to a ganglion cyst in his wrist, but he is feeling better and hopes to play soon. Dr. Noah M. Raizman explained that ganglion cysts are common and can be managed with treatment if necessary.

Trevor Williams’ status remains uncertain after being placed on the IL, while Josiah Gray continues his rehab starts. The starting rotation for upcoming games is outlined, with Herz, Parker, and Irvin taking the mound against various opponents.

FanGraphs’ WAR leaderboard shows MacKenzie Gore and Jake Irvin as top performers for the Nationals. Manager Dave Martinez emphasized the importance of being aggressive at the plate and making adjustments to get back on track.

The Nationals’ starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.83, ranking 13th in MLB. Inserting Herz into the rotation would improve their standing. The team is close to breaking into the top 10 starting rotations by ERA.

The game against the Colorado Rockies will take place at Coors Field, with TV and radio broadcast information provided. The Nationals are celebrating past World Series wins by providing game summaries for fans to enjoy.