Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela is coming off back-to-back struggles. He may be 1-1 in the two games, but he has given up 15 earned runs in 9 2/3 innings. He came out with a win on last Saturday against the Reds, despite allowing eight runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Senzatela has only faced four members of the Yankees previously, and they are a cominbed 1-for-7. Tanaka is not a lot more experienced against Rockies hitters, but he has won the battles when he has faced players on the Rockies roster. They are hitting a composite .095 against Tanaka.