The Rockies are rolling on the road. That’s even a strange sentence to type but it’s true. Colorado is now 7-4 in their last eleven road games, by far their best stretch on the road this season. It’s too little, too late for this season but it can create some positive momentum to carry through the offseason and into next spring.
Trying to help the Rockies earn road win number 23 will be Antonio Senzatela (4-9, 4.11 ERA). Senzatela has been impressive with a 3.09 ERA since returning from the COVID list in early August. In that stretch, he faced these same Braves earlier this month in Denver and allowed three runs in seven innings of work with three strikeouts but zero walks. This will be Senzatela’s third career start at Truist Park, a place where he has allowed a combined five runs on twelve hits through a total of 10 2⁄3 innings.
For Atlanta, it’ll be the 23-year-old Huascar Ynoa (4-5, 3.22 ERA) making his 14th start of the 2021 season. Ynoa has been as good as the Braves could have hoped with a 3.54 ERA since he returned from a fractured wrist last month that kept him out since May. He did face the Rockies in Denver earlier this month and allowed four runs on five hits and one walk in just 5 2⁄3 innings. At his best, Ynoa generates a lot of swing and misses as well as weak contact.
A player to watch today is leadoff man Garrett Hampson. Hampson has been lighting up recently, hitting .324 with an OPS of 1.019 in the month of September.
First Pitch: 5:20 P.M. MDT
TV: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)