Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies’ bullpen held the Indians in check while the offense carried the team to a dominant 11-3 victory.
Senzatela, who was second in the National League with 6.17 run support per start prior to the game, contributed to his own cause with a three-run gapper to right center in the bottom of the third.
He didn't just look good at the plate, though, as he pitched 61⁄3 strong innings. Bud Black had intentions of getting Senzatela through the seventh inning, but a two-run bomb from Bradley Zimmer chased him from the game with 98 pitches.
Meanwhile, the Rockies' offense was firing on all cylinders against Mike Clevinger. Carlos Gonzalez crushed his fifth homer of the year to set up a strong 2-for-2 night with two walks, two RBI, and four runs scored.
Mark Reynolds provided some pop as well, launching two homers and five RBI, passing Charlie Blackmon as the RBI leader in all of baseball with 51.
Unfortunately for the Rockies, the victory came with some frustration, as they lost Gerardo Parra who pulled his right quad on a stolen base attempt. It's a big blow for the Rockies due to Parra's outstanding play as of late, and it's to be determined how much time he will miss. The Rockies will likely play it safe regardless of severity, so expect a 10-day DL stint.
It wasn’t all offense on Tuesday night, though. Trevor Story, among others, brought his glove to the park, too.
Chris Rusin came on in relief for Senzatela and did his usual thing, pitching 1 2⁄3 perfect innings on 16 pitches. Mike Dunn closed the door to secure the win.
Kyle Freeland and Trevor Bauer will face off tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. MT.