It was one of those can’t really be made losses. The Rockies missed out on sweeping a good team on the road, and it means they’ve won five of their last six games and aren’t on a six-game winning streak. Not only that, but the Rockies got six pretty good innings from a player who may end up just being a temporary starter, Antonio Senzatela, and saw some good bullpen work from Chris Rusin and Jake McGee. The Rockies lost and fell to 46-44, and I feel fine.
Really, Ryon Healy?
It’s not like Ryon Healy’s an anonymous player, but when a team plays inter-league and gets bitten by a perfectly average player, the response is naturally: Who has even ever heard of that guy? That’s what Healy did to the Rockies on Sunday. Healy hit a two-run double in the first inning to break a 1-1 tie. Home runs from Carlos González and Trevor Story in the fifth and sixth innings gave the Rockies a slim 4-3 lead. Then, with two on in the bottom of the sixth, Healy knocked a three-run home run to give the Mariners a 6-4 advantage. It was a career high five-RBI day for Healy.
When the Mariners visit Coors Field next weekend, the Rockies will know who Ryon Healy is.
The Rockies are off tomorrow, and then they head back to Denver for six games before the All-Star Break. They’ll play three apiece against the Diamondbacks and Mariners.