Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Colorado Rockies—having been thoroughly flummoxed by their opponent—look to avoid yet another sweep on the road.
The Cincinnati Reds have dominated the Rockies in the first two games of the series with 10 or more runs in each game. After Saturday’s 10-3 loss, the Rockies desperately need a strong outing from their starting pitcher. Kyle Freeland and Germán Márquez both struggled mightily against the Redlegs. It also couldn’t hurt to see some kind of development on solving the team’s abysmal offensive road woes, as the Rockies still look fundamentally broken at the plate when not at Coors Field.
On the mound for the Rockies is Antonio Senzatela. He is having an odd season, putting together strings of mediocre starts between really solid outings where his potential shines through. His last start against Miami was interesting, as he gave up four runs on a whopping nine hits, but also struck out a career-high eight batters.
On the bump for the Reds is Tony Santillan, a right-handed pitcher making his Major League debut. Drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft, Santillan is the Reds’ No. 9 prospect. He has a plus fastball topping out at 97 MPH, with a solid slider and a changeup he’s been developing. Santillan has an ERA of 2.51 through six starts with the Triple-A Louisville Bats, and 45 strikeouts to 12 walks across 32 1⁄3 innings of work. He has allowed five home runs.
First Pitch: 11:10 PM MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)
Your lineup for Sunday, June 13 ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/lPFMhLSWNN— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 13, 2021