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Colorado Rockies game no. 28 thread: Antonio Senzatela vs. Ross Stripling

Rockies look to avoid sweep, end six-game skid

The Colorado Rockies haven’t won much at Dodger Stadium in recent years — but now would be a really good time to stop the bleeding in Los Angeles. The Rockies (13-14) enter this afternoon’s tilt riding a season-high six-game losing streak and have won just twice in their past 13 games.

Antonio Senzatela will attempt to the play the role of stopper for Colorado. If the right-hander can put forth an effort even close to his last outing, it might just get the job done. Senzatela (3-0, 2.90 ERA) was sensational against Houston on Tuesday, throwing eight shutout innings in an effort that still concluded with a Rockies loss. He’s given up more than two earned runs only once in his five starts this season and lasted at least five innings in all of them.

Meanwhile, the National League West-leading Dodgers (21-8) are at the other end of the spectrum. They’ve won 10 of their past 11 games and will hand the ball to Ross Stripling (3-1, 5.61 ERA) today. That might be the best news for the Rockies, who went 1-8 against the Dodgers in Los Angeles last season (and 0-2 so far this year). The L.A. right-hander has not been sharp recently, giving up a combined 17 runs (12 earned) over his last three outings.

Perhaps Senzatela and a struggling Stripling are the recipe Colorado needs to spark a turnaround.

Start Time: 2:10 p.m. MT

TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain;

Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)