Jon Gray allowed five earned runs over four innings, taking his second consecutive loss, while former Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich tossed seven scoreless innings against his old team in a 6-3 win. Friedrich was dominant on the day, allowing just two hits and striking out 10.
Colorado mustered just four hits on the day, two from D.J. LeMahieu and two from Carlos Gonzalez. LeMahieu’s 2-for-4 performance raised his batting average to .342, trailing Washington’s Daniel Murphy by just .003 points for the NL lead.
Colorado will try to even the four-game series in the finale on Sunday.