PHOENIX — After essentially the most offensive four-game collection in big-league historical past (learn “offensive” nevertheless you would like), the Rockies went trying to find some sanity within the desert Tuesday night time.
They bought it from right-hander Antonio Senzatela, who pitched 6 ⅔ sturdy innings within the Rockies’ 8-1 victory towards the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Area.
In the meantime, the Rockies’ offense (the nice sense of the phrase this time) continued its torrid tempo, with Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado main the best way.
Blackmon is the warmer than a Carolina Reaper pepper (rated 200 instances hotter than a typical jalapeno). Blackmon batted 3-for-5 and prolonged his on-base streak to 28 video games, throughout which he has slashed .402/.445/.856. He’s batting .341 for the season.
Along with his third hit of the sport, in the course of the seventh inning, Blackmon grew to become the primary participant in franchise historical past with not less than three hits hits in 5 consecutive video games. He’s additionally simply the 12th participant since 1901 with not less than three hits in 5 or extra video games and the primary since Houston’s Jose Altuve (July 4-9, 2017).
All Arenado did was go 3-for-Four with a house run (No. 18), a double and three RBIs. He has pushed in 60 runs this season.
For these with very brief reminiscences, on Sunday the Rockies and San Diego Padres accomplished a collection through which they mixed for 92 runs, essentially the most within the historical past of baseball’s fashionable period (since 1900). Colorado pitchers allowed 62 hits, tying the mark for many in franchise historical past.
Senzatela cleaned up that mess, giving up one run on seven hits. He struck out 5 and walked 4. The free passes might have been an issue, however Senzatela by no means bought flustered.
The suitable-hander bought into bother a couple of instances however was in a position to negate the injury. Arizona scored its solely run off him within the fifth inning on a leadoff bunt single over the mound by Jarrod Dyson, a single by Ketel Marte and an RBI groundout by David Peralta. However Senzatela squelched the rally by inducing Adam Jones to hit right into a double play.
Colorado’s bullpen, pulverized by the Padres again residence at Coors Area, bought 2 ⅓ scoreless innings from Jairo Diaz and Carlos Estevez to shut it out.
The one-two punch of Blackmon and Arenado put Colorado in entrance 2-Zero within the first inning. Blackmon lead off with a double, and Arenado introduced him residence with a no-doubt blast to left discipline off D-backs starter Merrill Kelly.
Colorado iced the sport with a four-run sixth inning, highlighted by Arenado’s RBI double to attain David Dahl from first base and a two-run double by Ryan McMahon.
The Rockies added two extra runs within the seventh inning, keyed by Blackmon’s seeing-eye single to proper, a double by Trevor Story and a sacrifice fly by Dahl.