It was a rough day at the ballpark for the Colorado Rockies, but they managed to escape with tight 1-0 win. Not a lot went right for the Rockies offense or health, but the Rockies bullpen came through and started off the road trip with a win.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Antonio Senzatela
When Tyler Anderson had to depart the game in the second inning due to injury, things looked bleak for a Rockies bullpen that has already been stretched thin. Antonio Senzatela entered the game with one primary objective: save the bullpen. He did a lot more than that. Senzatela pitched 3 2⁄3 scoreless innings striking out four. He also provided all of the Rockies offense in the fifth inning. With two runners on, Senzatela hit a double down the third base line to drive in Gerardo Parra and give the Rockies the only run of the game.
Great win. 1st time since 1980 a Reliever (Senzatella) had lone RBI of 1-0 game and the Win! Every night MLB sees a rarity! Good to hear Tyler Anderson is ok too, he’s said he could pitch out of pen tomorrow to help team.— Ryan Spilborghs (@spillygoat19) April 28, 2018
First one to one wins
Combine the Miami ballpark with the Rockies historic first road game woes, stir in a horrible Marlins offense, and then mix in an ump who had a strike zone the size of Texas and what do you get? A game where only one run scores. Thankfully the Rockies were the ones who got that run as this had all the making of being “one of those games” that Rockies fans have come to know all too well.
Busy night for the Rockies training staff
While they earned the win, the Rockies didn’t escape the game unscathed. Tyler Anderson departed in the second inning under mysterious circumstances which were later revealed to be either a “heartbeat issue” or “trouble breathing” neither of which sounds very good.
DJ LeMahieu also left the game though his diagnosis of a hamstring tweak sounds relatively tame compared to Anderson’s.