Senzatela shuts down Cards over 8 innings, Rockies win 10-0

DENVER (AP) Rookie Antonio Senzatela praised his defense. Manager Bud Black applauded his pitcher.

Charlie Blackmon went ahead and lauded everything.

Senzatela threw eight sharp innings to grab a share of the major league lead in wins, Blackmon had a homer and run-scoring single as part of an eight-run eighth and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 on Friday night.

''We're doing a little bit of everything and it's adding up to some competitive baseball,'' said Blackmon, whose team has the best record in the NL (32-18).

Fresh off a 7-3 road swing, the Rockies kept right on rolling behind Senzatela, who joins Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Ervin Santana with seven victories this season.

Senzatela (7-1) scattered five hits and showed plenty of poise as the 22-year-old escaped trouble courtesy of four double plays .

''He threw strikes with the fastball where I think in the previous couple (starts), the fastball was just a little bit off the plate,'' Black said. ''Today, he dialed it in.''

Carlos Martinez (3-4) took the loss despite a quality start in which he allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings while striking out nine.

''I felt extremely good. I tried to stay positive and keep the game low on runs,'' Martinez said through a translator.

The Rockies turned a 2-0 game into a rout with eight runs on nine hits in the eighth. Blackmon had a chance to finish off the cycle in his second at-bat of the inning, needing only a double. He hit a sharp single to center, with the crowd urging him to stretch it. He took a wide turn and retreated back to first.

''You have to have some respect for the game,'' Blackmon explained. ''That to me is not a situation where you try to stretch something into a double, just for the sake of getting a double.''

Mark Reynolds had a big game against his former team with an RBI single and a two-run homer.

The defense came up big behind Senzatela with left fielder Ian Desmond making a diving catch in the seventh. Nolan Arenado made a quick-reacting play at third in the eighth to rob Yadier Molina of a hit.

Senzatela was certainly impressed with the leather.

''That's really big, because they make good plays and I feel like, `OK, they got me. I need to throw a good game for them,''' Senzatela said.

Senzatela finished with 15 groundball outs. None was bigger than in the sixth with a runner on third and two outs. Dexter Fowler hit a roller to Reynolds, who flipped the ball to Senzatela covering first to get the speedy Fowler.

''They made plays when they had to,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: OF Stephen Piscotty was sent home to ''take care of things on a personal level,'' Matheny said. ... INF Jose Martinez (groin) was sent to Single-A Palm Beach for a rehab assignment.

Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (stress fracture in left foot) is out of his boot and will throw about 50 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday. He's hopeful he will be allowed to throw the session without stepping back into the boot.

BIG AUDIENCE

There were 40,312 fans in attendance with the Rockies playing well and the Cardinals in town.

''It's always fun to play in front of a packed house,'' Reynolds said. ''It gives us energy, brings excitement to the daily grind of playing.''

THIS & THAT

The Rockies are 13-3 in the first game of a series this season. ... Arenado had two doubles. ... The only position player in the lineup without a hit was OF Carlos Gonzalez. ... Pinch-hitter Gerardo Parra batted twice in the eighth, including a two-run double. ... Molina extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the second.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (4-3, 4.81 ERA) makes his 330th career appearance for the Cardinals on Saturday. That will tie him with Larry Jackson (1955-62) for 10th on the team's all-time list. Wainwright is 9-1 with a 1.70 ERA in 14 career appearances against Colorado.

Rockies: Another rookie takes the mound for Colorado. This time, it's LHP Kyle Freeland (5-2, 3.31 ERA), who is 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA at Coors Field.

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  • W: A. Senzatela (7-1)L: C. Martinez (3-4)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (13), C. Blackmon (12)
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  • b-flied out for Socolovich in the 9th
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N. Arenado 3B42210000.292.347.573.9207.0
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M. Reynolds 1B41231010.315.389.577.9678.5
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T. Story SS41110000.190.305.430.7354.0
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A. Senzatela P20000012.143.143.143.286-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Grichuk (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado 2 (17), T. Story (8), T. Wolters (5), G. Parra (3)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (7)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (12), M. Reynolds (13)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 3 (45), N. Arenado (34), M. Reynolds 3 (42), T. Story (17), G. Parra 2 (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (24), M. Reynolds 2 (21), T. Story (5), G. Parra 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - G. Garcia, K. Wong, C. Martinez, M. Carpenter
  • PB - Y. Molina (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, A. Senzatela, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Martinez (L, 3-4)7.16332913.321.1412.5
M. Bowman0.13330113.801.03-5.5
M. Socolovich0.15440008.681.66-9.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Martinez (L, 3-4)7.1
M. Bowman0.1
M. Socolovich0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 7-1)8.05000303.191.1530.5
J. Lyles1.00000007.711.623.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 7-1)8.0
J. Lyles1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 96-66, M. Bowman 15-9, M. Socolovich 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 6-5
  • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 28, M. Bowman 4, M. Socolovich 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 98-64, J. Lyles 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 11-6, J. Lyles 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 25, J. Lyles 3
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G. Garcia SS30000001.274.384.339.7220.0
M. Carpenter 1B30100010.231.373.463.8360.5
J. Gyorko 3B30000001.329.377.566.9430.0
Y. Molina C30100000.266.306.396.7021.0
T. Pham LF30100001.310.382.534.9171.0
R. Grichuk RF30100011.233.289.396.6851.5
K. Wong 2B30000001.278.378.414.7920.0
C. Martinez P20000011.190.190.286.476-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Fowler in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Socolovich in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF41431100.337.373.6341.00714.0
D. LeMahieu 2B51100025.286.360.375.7351.0
N. Arenado 3B42210000.292.347.573.9207.0
C. Gonzalez RF40000022.250.316.384.700-1.0
M. Reynolds 1B41231010.315.389.577.9678.5
I. Desmond LF41100021.276.301.398.6991.0
T. Story SS41110000.190.305.430.7354.0
T. Wolters C32200110.316.416.408.8245.5
A. Senzatela P20000012.143.143.143.286-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Senzatela in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Grichuk (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado 2 (17), T. Story (8), T. Wolters (5), G. Parra (3)
  • 3B - C. Blackmon (7)
  • HR - C. Blackmon (12), M. Reynolds (13)
  • RBI - C. Blackmon 3 (45), N. Arenado (34), M. Reynolds 3 (42), T. Story (17), G. Parra 2 (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (24), M. Reynolds 2 (21), T. Story (5), G. Parra 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - G. Garcia, K. Wong, C. Martinez, M. Carpenter
  • PB - Y. Molina (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, A. Senzatela, M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Martinez (L, 3-4)7.16332913.321.1412.5
M. Bowman0.13330113.801.03-5.5
M. Socolovich0.15440008.681.66-9.0
Total8.01410102102---
PITCHERSIP
C. Martinez (L, 3-4)7.1
M. Bowman0.1
M. Socolovich0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Senzatela (W, 7-1)8.05000303.191.1530.5
J. Lyles1.00000007.711.623.0
Total9.0500030---
PITCHERSIP
A. Senzatela (W, 7-1)8.0
J. Lyles1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 96-66, M. Bowman 15-9, M. Socolovich 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 6-5
  • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 28, M. Bowman 4, M. Socolovich 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Senzatela 98-64, J. Lyles 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Senzatela 11-6, J. Lyles 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Senzatela 25, J. Lyles 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Blackmon singled to deep right center, Parra scored010
    Parra doubled to shallow left, Story and Wolters scored09
    Story doubled to deep center, Desmond scored07
    Reynolds homered to left center, Arenado scored06
    Arenado doubled to left center, LeMahieu scored04
    Blackmon homered to right center03
  • 4TH INNING
    Reynolds singled to right, Arenado scored02
  • 3RD INNING
    Blackmon tripled to left center, Wolters scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jordan Lyles pitching
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wong lined out to center
    • Jhonny Peralta hit for Miguel Socolovich
    • J. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Peralta flied out to deep right
    • Eric Fryer hit for Dexter Fowler
    • E. Fryer: Foul, Fryer grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Molina grounded out to third
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Pham singled to left
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Grichuk grounded into double play third to second to first, Pham out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon homered to right center
    • Matt Bowman relieved Carlos Martinez
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to center
    • N. Arenado: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arenado doubled to left center, LeMahieu scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds homered to left center, Arenado scored
    • Miguel Socolovich relieved Matt Bowman
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Desmond singled to right center
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Story doubled to deep center, Desmond scored
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wolters reached on an infield single to second, Story to third
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Parra doubled to shallow left, Story and Wolters scored
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to deep right center, Parra scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • End of the 8th (8 Runs, 9 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Garcia lined out to left
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Carpenter singled to deep right center
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gyorko grounded into double play third to second to first, Carpenter out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Foul, Story flied out to deep right
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk doubled to deep right
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wong lined out to center, Grichuk to third
    • C. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Martinez struck out on foul tip
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Fowler grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado popped out to first
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Gyorko popped out to shortstop
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina grounded out to third
    • T. Pham: Pham grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to deep left
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters doubled to deep right
    • A. Senzatela: Senzatela grounded out to catcher
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Wolters to third, Blackmon to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fowler flied out to deep center
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado doubled to deep right
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first, Arenado to third
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to right, Arenado scored
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Desmond grounded into double play pitcher to second to shortstop to first, Reynolds out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Grichuk struck out on foul tip
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Ball, Wong grounded out to first
    • C. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Story popped out to second
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wolters walked
    • A. Senzatela: Foul, Foul, Foul, Senzatela struck out bunting foul
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon tripled to left center, Wolters scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Gyorko grounded out to second
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina singled to right center
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pham grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Molina out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler singled to center
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Fowler out at second
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Carpenter lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon singled to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)