SEATTLE — Sweeps and streaks die on Sunday afternoons for the 2018 Rockies.
They arrived at Safeco Field riding a five-game winning streak and savoring a chance to sweep the Mariners. But those plans were trashed due to an off-day by starter Antonio Senzatela and the hot bat of Seattle first baseman Ryon Healy.
Final score: Mariners 6, Rockies 4. Colorado lost for the sixth consecutive time on Sundays and fell to 3-11 for the season.
Colorado hit three home runs — a solo shot by Charlie Blackmon in the first, a solo blast by Carlos Gonzalez to lead off the fifth, and a two-run bomb by Trevor Story in the sixth to give the Rockies a short-lived 4-3 lead — but it wasn’t enough. All told, the Rockies had just five hits.
Seattle slew the Rockies when Healy crushed a three-run homer of Senzatela in the bottom of the sixth. Healy finished the game with five RBIs.
Senzatela’s rough start ended an impressive streak by Colorado starters. They had allowed two or fewer runs over their past eight starts, trying a franchise record. The starters were 6-0 with a 1.21 ERA over that span.
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Senzatela’s afternoon got off to a rocky start, and it ended the same way. In the Mariners’ three-run first inning, they sent eight men to the plate as Senzatela walked two and plunked Mitch Haniger. Kyle Seager’s sacrifice fly scored Dee Gordon, and Healy’s two-run double drove in Haniger and Nelson Cruz.
Senzatela settled down after that and blanked Seattle for the next four innings, giving up just one hit — a leadoff triple to Denard Span in the fourth. But the sixth inning doomed Senzatela. Cruz drew a leadoff walk, Seager followed with a single and then Healy launched his 18th home run of the season.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports