Senzatela (8-6) allowed eight runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts across 5.1 innings while earning a victory against the Reds on Sunday. It's not often that a starting pitcher can give up eight runs and earn the win, but that's the kind of baseball they've been playing at Coors Field the last couple days. The Rockies and Reds combined to score 45 runs in the final two games of the weekend series. Unfortunately, it's been all too common for Senzatela to give up his fair share of runs this season. This was his fifth outing of the year where he allowed at least seven runs, and yet Senzatela has a winning record. His other numbers, though, are ugly -- 5.79 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 52 strikeouts with 43 walks in 91.2 innings this season. Senzatela is scheduled to pitch again Friday at the Yankees.
Senzatela (7-6) was charged with the loss Friday against the Diamondbacks after surrendering seven runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout over 4.1 innings. Senzatela held the Diamondbacks scoreless until the fourth inning, when he gave up two-out, two-run home run to Christian Walker. The fifth inning got even uglier. It was a disappointing outing for Senzatela, who lasted seven innings and allowed only one run in his last start against Arizona. The 24-year-old now owns a 5.32 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 48:41 K:BB over 16 appearances.
Senzatela (7-5) earned the win Friday, allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits and five walks in five innings. He struck out two in the 13-9 victory over the Dodgers. Five days after taking a no-decision in Chavez Ravine, Senzatela got a better result with a messier process, although his ERA actually dipped to 4.83 as all three runs against him in the first inning were unearned. The right-hander has a 47:39 K:BB over 82 innings this season. He's expected to start on the road against the Diamondbacks next Friday. Senzatela has allowed only four runs in 19 innings over his last three road starts, including a one-run outing versus the D'backs on June 18.
Senzatela tossed 6.2 innings against the Dodgers on Sunday and allowed two runs on five hits but did not factor into the decision. He walked one batter and struck out five. Senzatela breezed through six scoreless innings but ran into trouble in the seventh, when he allowed back-to-back hits with one out. Still in line for a victory, he then handed the ball over to Chad Bettis, who promptly served up a homer to Chris Taylor on his first pitch to put the Dodgers in the lead. Nonetheless, the strong outing earned Senzatela another quality start -- the fifth in his last six appearances. The 24-year-old has been mostly boom or bust this season, posting a 6-2 record and 2.91 ERA over 65 innings in 11 of his starts but imploding for an 0-3 record and 15.00 ERA over 12 innings in the other three. If he can learn to avoid the blowups and improve upon an ugly 45:34 K:BB, Senzatela may live up to the potential that made him the 2015 Class A California League Pitcher of the Year. He'll face the Dodgers again -- this time at home -- Friday in his next scheduled start.
Senzatela moved to 6-5 after limiting the Diamondbacks to one run on seven hits and four walks while striking out five over 6.2 innings in Tuesday's 8-1 win. Senzatela rebounded a rough outing against the Cubs last week at Coors Field to deliver his fourth quality start in five outings. Though he sports a 3.45 ERA over that stretch, his 15:13 K:BB in 28.2 innings doesn't inspire much confidence about his fantasy prospects moving forward.