Down on the Farm: Senzatela Makes Good Showing In Rehab Assignment

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Antonio Senzatela began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday night, starting and allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three, in five innings. Senzatela is expected to make at least one more start for the Isotopes in his recovery from an infection in his right heel.

Chris Rusin, on the disabled list with upper back issues, threw an extended bullpen session at Coors Field Saturday. He is expected to have at least one more bullpen session before being sent on a rehab assignment.

In Saturday's Games

AAA Albuquerque (2-1) won 3-2 vs. Salt Lake City (Angels affiiliate). Evan Grills (1-0, 0.00) worked four shutout innings in relief of Senzatela to be credited with the win. Roberto Ramos (.500) hit his third home run in three games, a two-run shot in the sixth that gave the Isotopes a 3-2 lead. Peter Mooney had an RBI double and his first home run.

AA Hartford (0-3) swept in DH 2-1 (8 innings) 3-0 in nightcap at Richmond (Giants). Brandon Gold (0-0, 0.00) started and worked five shutout innings, allowing five hits and a walk, striking out five. Colton Welker (.286) gave Hartford a 1-0 lead in the sixth with a fielder's choice. After Reid Humphreys allowed the tying run in the seventh, Richmond scored an unearned run off Alexander Guillen in the eighth for the win. In the nightcap, Jordan Foley (0-1, 6.75) gave up three runs in the third before being relieved with two outs in the inning. Tyler Nevin (.222) and Willie Abreu (.333) both singled, Hartford's only hits in the second game.

High A Lancaster (0-3) lost 3-2 (10 innings) at Modesto (Mariners). Tommy Doyle (0-1, 0.00) was charged with an unearned run in the 10th. Lucas Gilbreath (0-0, 1.80) allowed one run on three hits and a walk, striking out six, in five innings. The Jethawks have struck out 15 times in losing the first three games of a season for the first time since 2012.

Low A Asheville (2-1) won 6-3 against Augusta (Giants). Daniel Jipping (.333) keyed a four-run second inning with a three-run-double. Jake Bird (1-0, 0.00) earned the win in relief, allowing two hits in three shuout innings. Alexander Martinez earned his first save. Shelby Lackey (6.75) started and allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three, in four innings.