The Colorado Rockies won their third straight game and secued a series win with a 4-1 win over the Oakland Athletics Saturday night at Coors Field. It was the third straight victory for the Rockies, who are 18-5 in their last 23 games.
Antonio Senzatela continued the Rockies run of strong starting pitching, allowing just one run on five hits in 5 2⁄3 innings, walking four and striking out six. On offense, Nolan Arenado and Pat Valaika both homered off of A’s starter Brett Anderson.
The Final Boss Debuts
Reliever Seunghwan Oh made his Rockies debut with his new team leading 4-1 in the seventh inning. He pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk and threw 22 pitches, 15 for strikes, showing off his plus slider and curveball for Rockies fans.
CarGo Is Heating Up
Carlos González was the catalyst for the Rockies offense, going 3-for-4 with three doubles, scoring a run. After a slow start to the 2018 season, González has now raised his batting average to .290 and his OPS to .837 as July nears a close.
After going into Spring Training without a team, González is looking like a great bargain pickup for Jeff Bridich and crew, and he’s looking like a guy who will play a key role as the Rockies chase a second-consecutive playoff berth.
The Rockies will look for a sweep of the A’s, who entered the series as baseball’s hottest team, tomorrow afternoon at Coors Field. Germán Márquez will take the mound for the Rockies against Oakland’s Frankie Montas. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Mountain time.