The Colorado Rockies started this road trip off right on Tuesday. The offense kept up their ridiculous output and the pitching rode a solid start to get back on track for one game. Put it all together and you’ve got an easy 8-1 win for the Rockies.
Antonio Senzatela shines
The Rockies jumped out to an early lead, but this game could have quickly turned into a “here we go again” situation if the Diamondbacks has started scoring runs. Senzatela prevented that from happening, keeping Arizona’s hitters off balance for the most part and mixing his pitches well.
Senzatela went 6.2 innings and allowed just one run. There was definitely traffic. He worked around seven hits and four walks, but he was also able to strike out five batters and avoid damage in key situations.
The offense keeps it up away from Coors
Sure, Arizona is also a friendly park for hitters. But the Rockies are always fighting the challenge of transitioning away from Coors Field after a home stand. To see the hitters continue to have quality at-bats and use the big part of the field was outstanding.
Nolan Arenado got things going early by crushing a hanging breaking pitch.
From there it was the same production up and down the lineup to which we have grown accustomed lately. Ryan McMahon delivered a big blow when the score was still close with a two-RBI double. Ian Desmond and David Dahl both drove in runs.
The offense is a juggernaut right now, and when you pair that with good pitching you get a nice easy win, one that was welcome after that weird weekend.
Charlie Blackmon just doesn’t make outs anymore
He had three more hits in this game after he set the record for hits in a four-game series over the weekend. Chuck is seriously locked in. He’s recognizing pitches and driving the ball to all fields, and it is setting the table beautifully for what is a dominant top of the lineup.
The Rockies continue this series with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Jon Gray will start against Zack Greinke.