Eye on the Rockies: A Grand Old Time on a Senzational Night for Rockies
Antonio Senzatela either overpowers or gets overpowered in his starts at Coors Field. He did the overpowering in Friday's 11-7 win against the Brewers.
Senzatela leads the Rockies pitchers with seven wins at Coors Field this year, one more than Jon Gray and two more than German Marquez. And when he wins, he dominates the opposition. The Rockies are 8-4 in his 12 starts at Coors Field. In those eight games the Rockies have won (he has one no-decision), Senzatela has a 4.40 ERA, bloated by allowing eight earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of a July 14 win against the Reds.
He has had six quality starts among the eight winning efforts at home. In the four starts he has lost at Coors Field it hasn't been pretty -- a 10.53 ERA.
ON THE MOUND
Senzatela ranks third on the Rockies with nine quality starts. Jon Gray leads the team with 13 in 25 starts, the only Rockies pitcher to have more than half of his starts of the quality variety. Gray is followed by German Marquez (11 of 28) and Senzatela. As a team, the Rockies have only 44 quality starts in 160 games.
At the Plate
The Rockies 11-7 victory on Friday marked the 14th time this season they have scored 11 or more runs in a game -- the 11th time at Coors Field. It also was the third time in four games against the Brewers that they have scored 11 runs -- twice at Miller Park and on Friday night.
Raimel Tapia had the big blow in the Rockies seven-run sixth inning -- his fourth grand slam of the season. Taht's the most on the team this year, and is tied for the second highest single season total for a pinch-hitter in Rockies history. Mark Sweeney set the frnchise reccord with five grand slams as a pinch-hitter in 2004.