The Rockies were three outs away from winning 2-1, but then Wade Davis was...well, Wade Davis and sent the game into extras. Fortunately, we have Trevor Story, who has been known to hit well against Diamondbacks’ pitching. He hit a two-run home run in the top of the 14th to give the Rockies a 4-2 lead, which ended up being the difference in the game. The D-backs’ rally fell short in the bottom half of the inning, with the final score coming to 4-3. Tyler Kinley recorded the win and Jake McGee walked away with the save, evening the Rockies’ record at .500.
Senza outpitches MadBum
Surprisingly, the ace here in Saturday’s game was not the former CY Young contender, but instead was the Rockies’ young right hander. Senzatela pitched seven innings with 1 ER, 4 H, 3 K’s marking his strongest start so far this simulated season. With this game in the books, Senza now has a 3.07 ERA. His counterpart, Madison Bumgarner, pitched only five innings with 2 ER.
Bats stay hot
Trevor Story was the hero tonight with his two-run home run, but it was also good to see other members of the Rockies’ offense bat around, notably Daniel Murphy. Murphy had a great day at the plate, going 3-for-7 with three doubles. Also staying hot is Nolan Arenado. The Silver Slugger extended his hitting streak to 11 games during the fifth inning with an RBI single up the middle to score David Dahl.
Time for a closer who can get the job done
I think most fans can agree by now that Wade Davis shouldn’t be trusted to get the final outs in a game, let alone a game with a one-run difference. Not only did he give up a leadoff single to David Peralta followed by a single to Stephen Vogt, but Vogt came around to score later in the inning on a sac bunt by the second baseman, Ildemaro Vargus, to tie the game. This marks back-to-back appearances where sim Davis has failed to get the save.
If you missed Saturday night’s game, watch it here on YouTube.
The Rockies and Diamondbacks will finish their series Sunday at 2:15 MT at Chase Field. Kyle Freeland will make his return in his first start since being activated from the injured list. Freeland is set to face D-backs’ right hander, Zac Gallen.