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Colorado Rockies game no. 71 thread: Corbin Burnes vs Antonio Senzatela

The delightful and exciting home Rockies look to make it five in a row against the Brew Crew

Of the two faces that the 2021 Rockies have, the home face is by far the most fun. The Colorado Rockies comfortably defeated the Milwaukee Brewers last night 7-3 for their fourth win in a row, fresh off sweeping the San Deigo Padres in three games. The Rockies are 10 games over .500 at Coors Field with a record of 24-14 (tied for the best home mark in the NL) but due to their atrocious play on the road they have a total record of 29-41 and are 4th in the NL West. Tonight the Rockies aim for their fifth win in a row, all of which have been at home.

Starting for the Rockies is the righty Antonio Senzatela. Senzy’s last two starts came on the road, where he has an ERA of 6.94. In six innings each, he gave up four and five runs respectively against the Marlins and the Reds. However, much like the Rockies themselves, Senzatela at home is a different story. At Coors Field he has an ERA of 3.83 in 47 innings, and has only given up more than two earned runs just once dating back to the beginning of May.

On the bump for the Brew Crew is the dominant righty Corbin Burnes, who set the MLB record by striking out 58 batters without giving up a walk. Burnes has an ERA of 2.27 with 102 strikeouts, and has top marks in almost every single category from MLB’s Baseball Savant. Burnes relies on an arsenal of five effective breaking pitches: his primary cutter, a curveball, a slider, a sinker, and a changeup. He has only thrown a four seam fastball 11 times in 2021.

First Pitch: 6:40 PM MDT

TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain;

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