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The Rockies’ starting pitchers are finding success

Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, August 3, 2020

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Senzatela keeps Rockies’ starters on a roll |

Antonio Senzatela had a great outing yesterday. His 6th inning was a little bumpy, but despite those minor hiccups he ended up with a quality start. In his outing yesterday he had six strike outs — just one shy of his career record. Ultimately, he kept the great starting pitching rolling. All four of the starters we’ve seen so far have had great outings. They are finding success early in the shortened season. Their current ERA’s are:
Germán Márquez — 1.54
Jon Gray — 2.61
Kyle Freeland — 1.50
Antonio Senzatela — 2.45

Overall, the Rockies looked solid against the San Diego Padres. The only true struggles came from bullpen arms. The loss on Friday came at the hands of Wade Davis and the rough 8th inning yesterday was due to struggles from James Pazos. This weekend we really saw some great offense from the whole team, but we saw important hits from Matt Kemp, Daniel Murphy and Chris Owings (despite his appearance in Friday night’s loss.) Not only did we see some of those older, veteran guys pulling through, but we also saw Ryan McMahon get his first home run of the season.

Next up: Chi Chi González will take the hill tonight against the San Francisco Giants for his first start of the season.

Scott Oberg transferred to 45-day IL, Wade Davis placed on 10-day IL | Purple Row

In case you missed it, Scott Oberg is has been moved the 45-day IL, meaning his season is likely over. In addition to that transfer, Wade Davis was placed on the 10-day IL after dealing with some right shoulder pain.

Rockies’ Scott Oberg dealing with real danger as blood clots return in his arm | The Athletic ($)

Now three bouts of clots and four surgeries later, Oberg is left to wonder if he will ever pitch again. The danger is that if a clot returns, breaks loose and travels to his lungs, heart or brain, it could kill him.

I am genuinely wishing Scott well and for a quick recovery. I hope that he can find his way to the mound after this, even if it’s in 2021.

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If you didn’t get to watch the game yesterday, here is a small glimpse — a RyMac jack.

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