Blake St. Ball: Senzatela pitching his way into Colorado Rockies rotation
The Colorado Rockies’ starting pitchers have stepped it up a notch in the past week, showing promise of a rotation that could one day be regarded as among the best in baseball.
A key piece to that improvement for the Colorado Rockies is Antonio Senzatela, whose strong pitching has pushed struggling veteran Chad Bettis to the bullpen. Senzatela has posted a 1.56 ERA in his last four starts dating back to last season.
If he can continue this dominance, he’ll make an excellent number three or four guy in the rotation alongside Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, and Jon Gray. That looks like a rotation that can win the Rockies a lot of games.
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Pitching has been a big part of the Rockies’ recent turnaround, but the offense has also finally come around, not just scoring runs but also putting together solid at-bats on a regular basis.
Now that they are healthy, the Rockies are starting to look like the team everyone was expecting to see on Opening Day.
A few weeks into the season, the Rockies also finally appear to be discovering their personality in the absence of Carlos Gonzalez and DJ LeMahieu as new leaders are having to step forward in the clubhouse.
The guys at Blake Street Ball discussed who those leaders will be as well as Senzatela’s rise in their most recent video:
It will be difficult for Senzatela to keep on the pace he’s been on the last four games, but if he can pitch anywhere close to that, the Rockies are going to start turning some heads–and not for the reasons they did at the start of the season.