After last night’s hit by pitch walk-off, the Colorado Rockies will look to rebound in the desert in game two of a three game set. The Rockies are now 6-32 on the road this season and have lost ten of their last twelve away games. The Diamondbacks on the other hand hold the second worst home record in baseball. Just like last night, tonight’s game could be a tightly contested contest.
Making his 17th start of the season for the Rockies will be Antonio Senzatela (2-7, 4.58 ERA). Senzatela is coming off of a solid home start on July 1st when he allowed just two runs in seven innings against the Cardinals. Like most of the Rockies, Senzatela has performed better at home then on the road where he holds a 6.35 ERA with a 1.80 WHIP and a .341 opponent batting average. For Senzatela, this will be start number seven at Chase Field, a place where he has a 5.17 career ERA.
Making his first career start in the MLB will be Humberto Castellanos (0-1, 3.09 ERA). Castellanos has thrown just over eleven innings of relief this season for the Diamondbacks but made his MLB debut last season with the Houston Astros. The 23-year-old right-hander is originally from Jalisco, Mexico and signed with the Astros as an international free agent back in 2015. He holds an ERA of 4.84 in only 22 2⁄3 career innings at the MLB level. However, across all minor league levels Castellanos has proven himself with a 3.10 ERA and a 1.157 WHIP. Castellanos has a five pitch mix that includes a heavy dose of his curveball, sinker and 4-seam fastball with the occasional changeup and slider. The Rockies have never faced Castellanos before.
First Pitch: 7:40 P.M. MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)