On Tuesday, the Rockies defeated the Cardinals by a score of 2-1 on the back of a starter going six innings, a huge home run, and a shutdown bullpen. One day later, the Rockies defeated the Cardinals by a score of 2-1 on the back of a starter going six innings, a huge home run, and a shutdown bullpen. Tonight, it was Antonio Senzatela, Ian Desmond, and Wes Parsons playing the roles of Chi Chi Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, and Bryan Shaw while Carlos Estevez and Jairo Diaz reprised their role from the night before.
In other words, the Rockies have played two complete ball games leading to two wins in a row. They are now 62-84 on the season and go for the sweep tomorrow.
Ian didn’t have the best evening on the defensive side of the ball, dropping a potential foul-out in the seventh and having a double go over his head in the sixth. He made up for it by demolishing this baseball
Sometimes you just gotta watch it fly pic.twitter.com/1KJsUqt2k5— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 12, 2019
That ball traveled 448 ft and was 108.9 mph off the bat. Oh, and it gave the Rockies the lead and placed Antonio Senzatela in position for the win. Just to show it wasn’t a fluke, he hit a line drive right up the middle (into the shift) at 108 mph in the eighth that nearly struck pitcher Tyler Webb (it grazed his hat).
Senzatela has had a rough few weeks. After allowing five or more runs over his last three starts, Senzatela pitched like he’s capable of. He went six innings and the only run he allowed came on a two-out double from (who else) Paul Goldschmidt after Senza balked Dexter Fowler from first to second. Overall, he allowed four hits and two walks with five strikeouts, his best start since he went 6 2⁄3 innings on June 18 with one run allowed and five K’s.
Wes Parsons allowed a hit in an inning of work. Carlos Estevez allowed a walk in his inning. Jairo Diáz, fresh off a two-inning save last night, got the ball in the ninth and allowed some traffic right away. A double play and a lineout got him out of trouble and earned him his third career save.
Game three, the season-series finale, is scheduled for a 1:10 pm MT start on Thursday. Tim “The Harpoon” Melville looks to continue his own winning ways opposite Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.