After a dramatic victory Tuesday night that included such highlights as Charlie Blackmon officially reaching a .500 batting average on the season, Garrett Hampson becoming the first Rockies player ever to record a triple and a double in the same inning, and Daniel Bard earning his first save since June 5, 2011, the Rockies are in danger of losing their first series of the season. They lost 12-8 against the Diamondbacks on Monday night but were victorious on Tuesday by a score of 8-7 after 11 combined runs were scored in the last two half-innings.
Antonio Senzatela (3-0. 2.65 ERA) will take the mound for the Rockies. Senzatela has earned the victory in all three of his starts — the only Rockies starter to have three victories to his name. In his last start he pitched six innings against the Mariners on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Both runs were earned on the first homer he has allowed this season — a two run-shot to Austin Nola in the sixth. If Senzatela earns his fourth victory today, he will have more wins than the other three Rockies’ starters combined.
He will be up against Diamondbacks’ righty Luke Weaver (0-3, 12.19 ERA), who came over in the Paul Goldschmidt trade in December 2018. He pitched well for Arizona in 2019 — his ERA and WHIP were second only to Zack Greinke among D-backs’ pitchers with at least 10 starts — but was sidelined with a forearm injury from May until September. Weaver has yet to pitch beyond the fourth inning in any of his starts in 2020 and has given up at least one home run in each of his starts (two each in the last two).
Start Time: 1:10 p.m. MT
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