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New York Yankees 11, Colorado Rockies 5: Big inning not enough for Rockies

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A five-run sixth inning proved futile in a loss to the Yankees.

The Colorado Rockies dug themselves much too deep a hole to get out of in an 11-5 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday. The Rockies found themselves down 9-0 through four innings after a disastrous start from Antonio Senzatela, and a five-run sixth inning was all they could muster for a comeback. It was the sixth straight loss for the Rockies, dropping them to 46-52 on a 2019 season that looks to be sliding away.

Senzatela collapses

Antonio Senzatela was the latest victim in what has been an historically terrible month for Rockies starting pitching. Senzatela pitched just 1 13 innings on Saturday, allowing six runs on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout. Rockies starters now have a 9.27 ERA in July and Senzatela’s ERA rose to 6.29 on the season.

Nolan goes deep

The highlight of the Rockies five-run sixth inning came from Nolan Arenado, who took Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka deep for a three-run home run to center:

It was Arenado’s team-leading 22nd home run of the season, but just his second of July, a month that has seen him hit .224/.283/.367, not typical Arenado numbers at all.

Looking ahead

The Rockies will look to salvage a game from the series in New York tomorrow with German Márquez on the mound against the Yankees’ James Paxton. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Mountain time.