The Colorado Rockies dropped their fourth straight game with a 9-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Ian Desmond was the offensive star for the Rockies, going 3-for-4, coming up a triple shy of the cycle, and scoring a pair of runs. Trevor Story also doubled and homered in the loss.
Trevor Story got the Rockies offense started on the right foot, hitting a leadoff home run against Pirates starter Dario Agrazal:
And there upon a rainbow— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 31, 2019
Is the answer to a neverending Story pic.twitter.com/VHhGBiGNMJ
It was the first leadoff home run of Story’s career and his 29th homer this season. He became the first Rockie other than Charlie Blackmon to hit a leadoff homer since DJ LeMahieu did so on June 17, 2018 against the Rangers.
It was another rough outing from a member of the Rockies patchwork pitching staff as Antonio Senzatela allowed six runs, all earned, on 10 hits with a walk and a pair of strikeouts. Senzatela threw 97 pitches in his five innings of work, 67 of them for strikes as his ERA climbed to 6.95 on the season. Among starting pitchers with 90 innings pitched this season, Senzatela ranks last in the big leagues with a 6.5% swinging strike rate (credit to The Athletic’s Nick Groke for unearthing that stat.)
The Rockies will look to snap their losing streak tomorrow in the third of four against the Pirates. Tim Melville makes his third start of the season against Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. Mountain time.