It was a great start for Antonio Senzatela through the first two innings, throwing just 20 pitches to get six consecutive outs, but it went downhill by the third inning. The Padres opened the scoring by plating five and forcing Bud Black to make a pitching change. However, the bullpen couldn’t hold off the Padres, who tacked on three more runs and won 8-2.
Bases full of Padres
The Rockies got roughed up in the top of the third as the Padres scored five runs off of Senzatela before Yence Almonte took over. Almonte managed to get out of the inning without further damage. Although, in the top of the fifth, he gave up a solo home run to Eric Hosmer and a two-run home run to Manny Machado.
Even though the Rockies left several baserunners on through the first four innings, it was Nolan Arenado’s two-out solo home run in the fifth that got the Rockies on the board. Arenado went 2-for-5 on the night. With two outs in the ninth, Charlie Blackmon stepped up to the plate and drove one deep to right field to add on another run and gave Blackmon his first home run of the season. Ryan McMahon also went 2-for-4 on the night with two singles.
A new face to the Rockies’ bullpen this season is Tyler Kinley, who is proving to be just what the bullpen needed. In tonight’s game Kinley worked two innings and struck out four. Kinley has now struck out 11 batters this season in just 5 2⁄3 innings pitched.
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The Rockies look to take the rubber match against the San Diego Padres on Sunday at 1:10 pm MT. The Rockies will have Chi Chi González on the mound vs. Zach Davies. The game will be available to watch on YouTube.