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Rockies 3, Giants 2: Antonio Senzatela beats the Giants

The bullpen came up huge as well as the Rockies avoided the sweep

The Colorado Rockies took an early lead on Sunday afternoon and were able to make it stand up to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and salvage a game in their weekend series. They will now wait to see who wins between the Dodgers and Cardinals on Sunday night baseball to see who is in first place to start the next week.

Senza does it all

Antonio Senzatela drove in two runs with an RBI single on Sunday afternoon. Not only did that make him the team leader in RBIs for the weekend, it also ended up giving the Rockies the deciding run for the game. Here’s hoping the rest of the offense finds some clutch hits in Los Angeles, and thank goodness Senzatela could deliver on Sunday.

On the mound Senzatela was solid, though he was chased in the sixth inning with a couple guys on and only ended up pitching five innings. It was still enough to give his team a chance to win, with a bullpen that was up to the task the rest of the way.

About that bullpen

The other stars in this game came out of the Colorado bullpen. Chris Rusin and Scott Oberg were able to limit the damage after Senzatela left, with Oberg allowing just one run. Oberg also worked a clean seventh as he continues to be a beast down the stretch.

Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis worked the last two innings, and while Ottavino allowed a run, this was a great chance for the bullpen to show off how great they have been lately. They did just that. Davis saved his 40th game, by the way, which continues to lead the National League.

Looking ahead

The Rockies can breathe a sigh of relief that they avoided the sweep, but they still need their offense to turn things around in a hurry. They have no time to waste on that front, as they start a series on the road against the Dodgers Monday night.