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.
Antonio Senzatela was the latest victim in what has been an historically terrible month for Rockies starting pitching. Senzatela pitched just 1 1⁄3 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.
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.