Gray falters, Scherzer does not in Rockies loss

Credit: Brad Mills, USA TODAY Sports

It looked for a moment like the Colorado Rockies might sneak a win in Washington on a day when Max Scherzer looked like exactly what he is; one of the very best pitchers in all of baseball.

But Charlies Blackmon's first-inning, two-run home run---on his first swing back from missing four of five games with back and right quad tightness---would not hold up in the 6-2 loss on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the nation's capital.

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