After a tough loss in frigid extra innings last night, the Rockies will look to tie the series up in game two against the Diamondbacks. Coming off such a lengthy game where over half of each teams’ bullpens were used, both teams would undoubtedly like to see their starters work as deep into the game as possible. Something both starters failed to do in each of their last starts.
Madison Bumgarner (0-0, 13.50 ERA) will make his 18th career start at Coors Field where he also hold a career 4.56 ERA. One player who you would have thought to been in the lineup against Bumgarner is Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon who’s off to a slow start, has a .356 BA with two homers and two doubles in his 45 career at-bats against Bumgarner.
Bumgarner is still trying to find his footing in Arizona. The 31-year-old lefty had his worst season of his career last year (6.48 ERA) and saw his overall velocity dip. In his 2021 debut, Bumgarner’s velocity was better but he still allowed six runs in only four innings of work against the Padres.
Speaking of rough season debuts, Antonio Senzatela (0-1, 18.90 ERA) is back on the mound today. Senzatela came into the 2021 season with high hopes after a terrific 2020 season (3.44 ERA) and a strong spring training (3.12 ERA) but came out last Friday and got smacked around by a Dodger lineup that scored seven runs on nine hits against him in just 3 1⁄3 innings.
Ryan McMahon will look to follow-up his monster of a night that tied a franchise high 14 total bases. Josh Fuentes is back in the lineup after missing the last couple of games with a sore wrist and Yonathan Daza gets his second start of the season.
First Pitch: 6:40pm MDT
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)