The Colorado Rockies outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks on a wet and cold night at Coors Field on Tuesday. They stifled rallies from Arizona throughout the night and then rode a late offensive surge to a 6-2 victory.
Chris Iannetta comes through
The deciding hit before they tacked on more runs later came in the seventh inning. Still facing the Arizona starter in Merrill Kelly, Iannetta came up with a runner on base. He got a curveball that hung a little bit and sent it into the stands.
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His strong at-bats lately have been a welcome addition to the trend started by Tony Wolters: the Colorado catchers hitting well.
Senzatela limits the damage
The Diamondbacks will view this game as one of missed opportunities. They left 10 runners on base, a stat largely explained by the fact that they had nine hits and two walks against the Rockies starter.
Senzatela had moments where he got too much of the plate and moments where he nibbled too much. He was frustrated with the home plate ump and dealt with traffic all night. And despite all that, he worked six tough innings and allowed just two runs. Hat’s off to him, even if I’m sure he’ll hope for a less adventurous outing next time.
Continued success against Archie Bradley
The Rockies added insurance runs thanks to an eighth inning rally against Bradley. He hasn’t been dominant in general this year, but the Rockies hitters look especially comfortable against him. They were picking up pitches, taking walks and eventually loading the bases. Ryan McMahon delivered the big blow of that inning with a two-RBI double.
Let’s keep it going
With this win the Rockies have won six of their last eight games and are within a game of .500. The calendar flips to June this weekend. It isn’t early anymore. Let’s hope they can keep heating up so that they’re in the thick of it this summer.
The Rockies will try to keep the good times going on Wednesday with Jeff Hoffman on the mound against Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.