Senzatela will pitch against the Brewers in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. As expected, Senzatela will take the mound for the series opener in Milwaukee after Kyle Freeland started Tuesday's wild-card contest against the Cubs. Over his past three starts, Senzatela has posted a 1.62 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.
Senzatela is the likely starter for Game 1 of the NLDS against Milwaukee on Thursday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Senzatela was available out of the bullpen during Tuesday's victory over the Cubs in the NL Wild Card Game, but manager Bud Black was able to avoid using the right-hander. During his final outing of the regular season, Senzatela allowed one earned run across 4.2 innings versus Philadelphia on Thursday. Look for the Rockies to confirm Senzatela as their starter by the end of the day Wednesday.
Senzatela settled for a no-decision against the Phillies on Thursday. He allowed one earned run, five hits and three walks over 4.2 innings while striking out four. Senzatela was pulled with two outs in the fifth inning after allowing two consecutive baserunners, so he was unable to qualify for the win. He needed 95 pitches to get through 4.2 innings, and his only blemish of the game was a solo home run off the bat of Jose Bautista in the third. It was likely his final start of the regular season, and Senzatela now owns a 4.38 ERA with a 69:30 K:BB ratio over 90.1 innings in 2018.
Senzatela (6-6) allowed allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out four across seven innings to earn the win Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Senzatela retired the first 14 batters he faced before A.J. Pollock broke up his perfect game with a solo home run. That was the lone run Senzatela allowed, and he has now surrendered just two earned runs across his last two starts -- a span of 12 innings. Since joining the rotation on July 3, Senzatela has seen his ERA improve from 6.23 to 4.52.
Senzatela (5-6) picked up the win against the Giants on Sunday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in Colorado's 3-2 victory. Senzatela had taken losses in three of his last four starts coming into this contest, but he was able to get back in the win column with this solid effort against San Francisco. He's thrown 78.2 innings for Colorado this season, posting an unremarkable 4.81 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP to go along with 61 strikeouts over that time.