Rockies' Senzatela gets 1st win, to take ball to mom's grave

DENVER (AP) Antonio Senzatela knows exactly what he's going to do with the baseball from his first major league win - place it on his mother's grave in Venezuela.

''A gift to my mom,'' said Senzatela, who lost his mother to cancer last July.

Senzatela allowed a leadoff homer and then settled down to throw seven sharp innings and help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Tuesday night.

''He's got a good heartbeat. His pulse is good. He competes,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He's focused and always in a pretty good space.''

The 22-year-old who missed a majority of last season in the minor leagues with shoulder issues relied on a blazing fastball that made things difficult for the Padres. He allowed five hits and two runs while striking out five. The Rockies' reliable bullpen took it from there, with Adam Ottavino striking out the side in the eighth and Greg Holland working his way around a leadoff walk in the ninth to earn his fifth save.

Just like they drew it up.

''Senza did a heck of a job today. Very impressive,'' Holland said. ''He seems a lot older than he actually is when it comes to maturity level. I'm glad we held that down for him.''

Senzatela found some trouble in the seventh, putting two runners on with two outs. Black paid a quick visit to him, but showed faith by leaving him in the game. Senzatela got pinch-hitter Luis Sardinas to ground out.

''He told me, `Hey, let's go. Ground ball right here,''' Senzatela recounted.

He did just that.

''We had a lot of trouble laying off the high fastball,'' Padres manager Andy Green explained. ''Swung through quite a few of those.''

As for the offense, the Rockies were bolstered by three solo homers - with Nolan Arenado's shot to right off reliever Miguel Diaz (1-1) in the seventh putting them ahead for good. Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon also hit solo shots to help Colorado knot the three-game series with San Diego at a game apiece. The Rockies have a chance to win their third straight series to start the season, a feat only accomplished in team history by the 1995 squad.

A night after hitting for the cycle, Wil Myers finished 1 for 3 with a triple and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Manuel Margot led off the game with a homer.

Jered Weaver started at Coors Field for the first time in his career, allowing two runs over six innings during the no-decision. He kept the Rockies off balance by mixing 77-mph sliders with 82-mph changeups and the occasional fastball that hit around 85 mph. His only mistakes came on a fastball that Gonzalez hit out in the fourth and a hanging slider to Blackmon in the sixth.

''Obviously, a couple of bad pitches cost me,'' Weaver said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Green said RHP Trevor Cahill (back) threw from 90 feet. ''Assuming he keeps feeling better, we'll keep ratcheting up the pace for him'' Green said. Cahill, who was put on the DL retroactive to April 6, could make his next scheduled start.

Rockies: C Tom Murphy had a scan on his broken right forearm Tuesday. The Rockies are still waiting for the results. ... OF David Dahl (ribs) is playing catch, throwing and running. ''Anything rotational is not happening. So swinging, not happening,'' Black said.

AZTEC PRIDE

Black applauded the career of basketball coach Steve Fisher, who retired from San Diego State this week after going 386-209 with the Aztecs. Black pitched for the Aztecs and was inducted into the San Diego State Hall of Fame in 1992.

''What a bonanza for our university to have Steve,'' Black said.

A CUT ABOVE

Right-hander Jon Gray trimmed eight inches off his flowing locks and donated them to a charity Tuesday.

''It will be back before we know it,'' Gray said. ''We'll find another way to be intimidating.''

UP NEXT

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (0-0, 8.44 ERA) is dealing with shoulder inflammation and could go on the disabled list Wednesday. The Padres may either start righty Zach Lee or possibly call up righty Jake Esch Double-A San Antonio.

Rockies: Denver native Kyle Freeland (1-0, 1.50 ERA) makes his second start at Coors Field. The lefty pitched six innings and allowed one run in the home opener last Friday.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (1-0)L: M. Diaz (1-1)S: G. Holland (5)
  • HR: SD - M. Margot (3), COL - C. Gonzalez (1), N. Arenado (3), C. Blackmon (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Jankowski LF40100020.148.281.148.4290.0
W. Myers 1B30110010.378.368.8111.1793.5
Y. Solarte 2B30000102.303.351.545.8971.0
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R. Schimpf 3B30000112.130.344.261.6050.5
H. Renfroe RF40000022.250.250.472.722-1.0
A. Hedges C40000012.000.115.000.115-0.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Jer. Weaver in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF31111101.229.308.457.7657.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000001.188.257.375.6320.0
C. Gonzalez RF41111001.188.206.344.5506.0
N. Arenado 3B41111011.324.378.6471.0255.5
G. Parra LF30000000.375.394.500.8940.0
M. Reynolds 1B20000110.323.400.8061.2060.5
C. Adames SS30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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T. Wolters C30100001.278.350.333.6832.0
A. Senzatela P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - W. Myers (2)
  • HR - M. Margot (3)
  • SF - W. Myers
  • RBI - M. Margot (5), W. Myers (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Wolters
  • HR - C. Blackmon (2), C. Gonzalez, N. Arenado (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (6), C. Gonzalez (2), N. Arenado (5)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Diaz, M. Margot
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Weaver6.03220524.910.5018.5
M. Diaz (L, 1-1)1.01111112.082.00-4.5
C. Stammen1.00001100.001.002.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Weaver6.0
M. Diaz (L, 1-1)1.0
C. Stammen1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 1-0)7.05221511.500.8625.5
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.00000301.930.004.5
G. Holland (S, 5)1.00001200.001.0010.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 1-0)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.0
G. Holland (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Weaver 74-53, M. Diaz 20-10, C. Stammen 17-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Weaver 8-5, M. Diaz 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Weaver 21, M. Diaz 6, C. Stammen 4
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Holland
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 94-64, A. Ottavino 14-9, G. Holland 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-7
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 27, A. Ottavino 3, G. Holland 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Jankowski LF40100020.148.281.148.4290.0
W. Myers 1B30110010.378.368.8111.1793.5
Y. Solarte 2B30000102.303.351.545.8971.0
A. Cordoba PR0000-000.333.333.333.000-
R. Schimpf 3B30000112.130.344.261.6050.5
H. Renfroe RF40000022.250.250.472.722-1.0
A. Hedges C40000012.000.115.000.115-0.5
E. Aybar SS30100000.217.333.304.6381.0
J. Weaver P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Jer. Weaver in the 7th
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C. Blackmon CF31111101.229.308.457.7657.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000001.188.257.375.6320.0
C. Gonzalez RF41111001.188.206.344.5506.0
N. Arenado 3B41111011.324.378.6471.0255.5
G. Parra LF30000000.375.394.500.8940.0
M. Reynolds 1B20000110.323.400.8061.2060.5
C. Adames SS30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - W. Myers (2)
  • HR - M. Margot (3)
  • SF - W. Myers
  • RBI - M. Margot (5), W. Myers (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Wolters
  • HR - C. Blackmon (2), C. Gonzalez, N. Arenado (3)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (6), C. Gonzalez (2), N. Arenado (5)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Diaz, M. Margot
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Weaver6.03220524.910.5018.5
M. Diaz (L, 1-1)1.01111112.082.00-4.5
C. Stammen1.00001100.001.002.5
Total8.0433273---
PITCHERSIP
J. Weaver6.0
M. Diaz (L, 1-1)1.0
C. Stammen1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 1-0)7.05221511.500.8625.5
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.00000301.930.004.5
G. Holland (S, 5)1.00001200.001.0010.0
Total9.05222101---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 1-0)7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 4)1.0
G. Holland (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Weaver 74-53, M. Diaz 20-10, C. Stammen 17-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Weaver 8-5, M. Diaz 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Weaver 21, M. Diaz 6, C. Stammen 4
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Holland
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 94-64, A. Ottavino 14-9, G. Holland 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 9-7
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 27, A. Ottavino 3, G. Holland 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Arenado homered to right23
  • 6TH INNING
    Blackmon homered to center22
    Myers hit sacrifice fly to center, Margot scored21
  • 4TH INNING
    Gonzalez homered to right center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Margot homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Greg Holland relieved Adam Ottavino
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Solarte walked
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schimpf flied out to left
    • H. Renfroe: Strike swinging, Ball, Solarte to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • Allen Cordoba ran for Yangervis Solarte
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jankowski struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Stammen relieved Miguel Diaz
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Pickoff attempt, LeMahieu flied out to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez flied out to center, Blackmon to third on center fielder Margot fielding error
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schimpf walked
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Renfroe flied out to right
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Hedges flied out to right
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Aybar singled to shallow left, Schimpf to second
    • Luis Sardinas hit for Jered Weaver
    • L. Sardinas: Foul, Ball, Sardinas grounded into fielder's choice to second, Aybar out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Miguel Diaz pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Arenado homered to right
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • C. Adames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adames flied out to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Wolters safe at first on Diaz fielding error, Reynolds to second
    • Trevor Story hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Weaver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Weaver struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Margot reached on an infield single
    • T. Jankowski: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Jankowski singled to center, Margot to third
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers hit sacrifice fly to center, Margot scored
    • Y. Solarte: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Solarte grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Weaver Pitching:
    • A. Senzatela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Blackmon homered to center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hedges lined out to center
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Aybar grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Weaver Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds flied out to center
    • C. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Wolters grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • T. Jankowski: Jankowski grounded out to second
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers tripled to deep right
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Solarte flied out to left
    • R. Schimpf: Schimpf lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Weaver Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to left
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez homered to right center
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to first
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Aybar grounded out to third
    • J. Weaver: Weaver grounded out to second
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Weaver Pitching:
    • C. Adames: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wolters doubled to deep left
    • A. Senzatela: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzatela struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Hedges grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Weaver Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado flied out to deep center
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra grounded out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Margot homered to left center
    • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
    • W. Myers: Myers flied out to deep right
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Solarte grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Weaver Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez popped out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)