The Colorado Rockies stole away a victory and a series win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-0 shutout that Dodgers fans never saw coming. The Rockies hadn’t shut out the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium since 2016, and hadn’t shut them out there to this degree since 2010. Senzatela stifled the Dodgers offense, and the offense gave him the run support he needed.
Antonio Senzatela is a good pitcher
Coming into this afternoon’s ballgame, Antonio Senzatela had an ERA of 7.48 in seven games at Dodger Stadium. That number is certainly going to drop after his remarkable outing at Chavez Ravine today. Senzatela pitched seven shutout innings against the Dodgers while allowing only two hits, both of which came in a fifth inning jam he worked his way out of. He walked just one batter and hit one, while striking out a solid five. He didn’t allow a hit through four innings while looking poised, confident, and dominant. Senzatela’s ERA drops to 4.18 on the season after his fantastic start, and he earns his sixth quality start over his last seven outings in addition to his first road victory in 2021.
CJ the Cronqueror stops for no one
Christopher John Cron’s blistering hot conquest of the month of August continues unabated. On a 2-for-4 afternoon in Los Angeles, CJ was producing quality Crontent for Rockies fans. He crushed his 10th home run of the month, tied for second most in the league for the month and a team leading 24th. Said home run was good for three RBIs, good for the most in league during the month of August. There are still two games left in the month and CJ Cron can not, should not, and will not be stopped.
At this point, you'd have to be surprised if Cron *didn't* hit a home run pic.twitter.com/c8tHaIp07v— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 29, 2021
Not today, bullpen implosion. Not today.
The Rockies bullpen only needed to keep the Dodgers from scoring six runs this afternoon, which seemed like a tall order with their recent woes and a tough opponent. However, the reinforcements did what was needed and then-some. Tyler Kinley relieved Antonio Senzatela with two quick outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but ran into a jam when a routine third-out popup was lost in the sun and allowed the speedy Trea Turner to reach. Kinley then walked Max Muncy and appeared to be losing his command when a wild pitch sent the runners into scoring position. However, he battled back and struck out AJ Pollock to end the inning scoreless. Newly named closer Carlos Estévez pitched the ninth despite it not being a save situation because you can never count the Dodgers out until the 27th out is called. He struck out two and walked one to finish off the Dodgers and cement the win for the Rockies.
Coming up next
The Rockies are 3-for-6 with three games to go in the road trip. Next they’ll head down to the Lone Star State to take on the Texas Rangers. Germán Márquez will be on the mound for the Rockies, and he will face off against the Rangers’ no. 22 prospect AJ Alexy. First pitch is at 6:05 PM MDT.