After losing a Coors Field weekend series to the Angels 2-1, Colorado’s final homestand of 2020 continues with a two-game set against the Oakland A’s starting Tuesday night. The Rockies (21-25) have 14 games left and are 1.5 games behind the Giants (23-24), who are currently holding onto the last Wild Card playoff spot.
If there was a time to get things going, this would be it. On the bright side, Nolan Arenado is back in the lineup after missing Sunday’s game with a sore left shoulder. Raimel Tapia also returns to the lineup after he was pulled after four innings from Sunday’s game with dizziness after making a diving catch (he also wasn’t feeling well before the game).
Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 3.69) will be on the mound for the Rockies. After starting the season with three wins in his first three starts, Senzatela hasn’t recorded a win since Aug. 7 and the Rockies have only won one of his last six starts (of course, one of those was a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers when Senzatela threw eight scoreless innings).
Sean Manaea (4-2, 4.46) has been stellar of late with a 4-0 record and 1.98 ERA in his last five starts. On the bright side, Manaea has only faced the Rockies once in his career and it didn’t go very well. He gave up three runs on nine hits, including a homer by Arenado, in five innings in a 3-1 Rockies’ victory. Additionally, the Rockies beat the A’s in both games in Oakland in July.
Start Time: 6:40 p.m. MT
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)
The A's are here for a two-game, mid-week tussle. One game at a time! pic.twitter.com/L8264YnmIA— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 15, 2020