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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Arizona0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 351
Colorado0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 x 561
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  W: D. Lamet (1-1)   L: C. Devenski (2-1)   S: C. Estévez (2)
5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET20:40 ET0:40 GMT8:40 5:40 PM MST7:40 PM EST8:10 PM VEN4:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT, August 12, 2022
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado  Attendance: 32,055

Rockies, Diamondbacks coming off wins as series begins

According to STATS
According to STATS

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies

  1. Colorado and Arizona have played 13 games against each other this year, with the Rockies holding a one-game lead (7-6) in the season series. The Diamondbacks have hit at least one home run in each of their last 10 games versus the Rockies (17 total homers).
  2. The Diamondbacks have lost their last seven road series, posting a 5-16 road record over that stretch. It's the longest streak of road series losses by a major-league team this year and the second-longest such streak within one season in Arizona franchise history. The Diamondbacks lost 11 straight road series in 2021.
  3. The Rockies, who beat the Cardinals yesterday, are one of the three major-league teams that have not won consecutive games since the All-Star break. The other clubs without a post-break winning streak are the Marlins (who won at Philadelphia yesterday) and the Tigers.
  4. Rookie Emmanuel Rivera, recently acquired from the Royals, hit two doubles and one home run for the Diamondbacks in their 9-3 win over the Pirates yesterday. It was the first time an Arizona rookie produced three extra-base hits in one game since Sept. 11, 2015, when Nick Ahmed had two doubles and a homer in a 12-4 win against the Dodgers.
  5. Zach Davies is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in his last 10 starts. It's the second-longest single-season winless streak of his eight-year MLB career. Davies was winless in his final 11 starts of the 2021 season (0-6, 9.31 ERA for the Cubs).
  6. Antonio Senzatela is 3-9 with a 5.80 ERA in the 20 games (16 starts) he's pitched versus the Diamondbacks. Senzatela has no more than five losses against any other team in his six-season big-league career.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/12/2022 thru 8/14/2022

Five years ago, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks faced off in the National League wild-card game, a matchup that seemed to signify the rise of two franchises in the NL West.

Instead, that was the last time both teams reached the postseason in the same year. Arizona won that game but didn't make it past the divisional round and hasn't been back to the playoffs, and Colorado won the wild card in 2018 but has finished with a losing record the past three years.

The two teams, who finished in the bottom of the NL West the past two seasons, aren't on pace to break the trend this year, either. The Diamondbacks sit fourth and the Rockies fifth, separated by 2 1/2 games. as the teams open a three-game weekend series in Denver on Friday night.

Arizona will send Zach Davies (2-4, 4.03 ERA) against Colorado's Antonio Senzatela (3-6, 4.68) in a battle of righties on Friday night.

Both teams are coming off victories on Thursday. The Rockies held on to beat St. Louis, 8-6, and the Diamondbacks defeated Pittsburgh, 9-3.

It will be Davies' second straight start against Colorado. He came off the injured list to face the Rockies in Arizona on Sunday but didn't get a decision in the Diamondbacks' win. He went five shutout innings and struck out three in his second outing since June 25.

He spent five weeks on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation. He returned on Aug. 1 and pitched two innings.

Davies will benefit from having faced Colorado's lineup, especially if he follows the same approach as Sunday.

"Just kind of recognized their approach for the day and tried to work around that," Davies said of his start. "It was leaving everything down in the zone alone and staying off-speed pitches. So tried to work to combat that and got better results and was able to flip the script from letting guys get comfortable in the box."

In 11 career starts against the Rockies, Davies is 4-3 with a 3.61 ERA.

Senzatela is also making his second straight start against the same opponent, and it also came in a victory. He was impressive in allowing just two runs over seven innings on Saturday but didn't get the decision.

Senzatela is 3-9 with a 5.80 ERA in 20 career games (16 starts) against the Diamondbacks.

Saturday's win, Colorado's only one of the three-game series, came after Ryan McMahon's homer in the ninth inning broke a tie.

McMahon had a more impressive home run against St. Louis on Tuesday night, launching a shot 495 feet. It was a highlight in what has been a somewhat disappointing season for the third baseman. He is hitting .243 after homering in Thursday's game, giving 12 this season after launching 24 and 23, respectively, in the past two full seasons.

He signed a six-year contract extension worth $70 million in the offseason but hasn't found a consistent groove this year.

"This game is very humbling," he said. "I'm going to keep going."

--Field Level Media

Updated August 12, 2022


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