Colorado Rockies: 5 Famous Star Wars Quotes and the Players They Fit
By Kevin Henry
To celebrate May 4, or as Star Wars fans around the globe know it as May the Fourth Be With You, I thought it might be entertaining to assign some of the most beloved Star Wars quotes to their corresponding Colorado Rockies player.
“The Force is strong with this one.”
Darth Vader said it and we believe it about Antonio Senzatela. This quote fits perfectly with Senzatela, who is pitching like a veteran in his rookie season with the Rockies.
He was just named the National League Rookie of the Month for April after going 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA in his first-ever month pitching in the big leagues. The 22-year-old right-hander then proceeded to burst into May with another solid performance against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. He earned his fourth win in his last five outings by scattering six hits over six innings and allowing just two earned runs.
After Wednesday night’s win, Ian Desmond compared Senzatela to a younger version of Seattle’s Felix Hernandez. We can see the comparison. Little has phased him since he earned a spot in the rotation during spring training and he’s shown the ability to avoid the big inning when opponents are able to get on base.
Yes, the force is strong with Senzatela, who has been Colorado’s best starter so far in 2017. Skywalker had a great debut by blowing up the Death Star and became more comfortable using the Force as the movies went along. Here’s hoping Senzatela builds on his strong first six starts and becomes even more powerful.