Wednesday night’s odd and unsuccessful start by right-hander Tyler Chatwood and three encouraging innings from rookie righty Antonio Senzatela leave Rockies manager Bud Black with decisions to make about his rotation.
Rockies rookie lefty Kyle Freeland lets hitters defeat themselves with soft contact. Phillies righty Vince Velasquez tosses softly. They’ll try to strike the correct soft-rock notes when they face off at Coors Field on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.
Thursday brought the same old thrilling result for the Rockies. Nolan Arenado drew the walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 victory over the Mets on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field.
During Thursday afternoon’s 5-4 victory over the Mets, Rockies catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s new fans were soon able to understand and appreciate some of his attributes.
Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis completed another step in his journey back to the big leagues Thursday, working his way up to 84 pitches in a Minor League rehab appearance.
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood said he “felt in control the whole time,” even as the result rapidly spun the other way.
Curtis Granderson’s go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning completed a comeback from a five-run deficit on Wednesday night, as the Mets rolled to a 10-5 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.
After notching a career-high 10 strikeouts last time out, German Marquez looks to win his fifth consecutive start. The Mets counter with Rafael Montero, whose only career start against the Rockies came in 2014.
Rockies closer Greg Holland was not available for the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s 5-4 victory over the Mets because he had suffered a cut on his right index finger in what manager Bud Black called “a kitchen accident.”
Home-plate umpire and crew chief Kerwin Danley left Wednesday night’s Mets-Rockies game in the fourth inning when a pitch from Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood hit him on the left arm.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy called joining a Rockies team battling for the playoffs “a breath of fresh air, even if the air is a little thinner.”