Three things to know about the Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs as the Cubs come to Coors Field
The Colorado Rockies have a lot of changes as well
This was the Colorado Rockies starting lineup when they last faced the Chicago Cubs
- Charlie Blackmon, RF
- Trevor Story, SS
- David Dahl, LF
- Nolan Arenado, 3B
- Ian Desmond, CF
- Mark Reynolds, 1B
- Brendan Rodgers, 2B
- Tony Wolters, C
- Antonio Senzatela, SP
Only Blackmon, Story, Rodgers, and Senzatela are still with the Rockies (Desmond, technically, is but considering that he opted out of both the 2020 and 2021 season and will not be coming back in 2022, he’s not really a Colorado Rockie, per se). Rodgers was just playing in his 20th MLB game that day.
Senzatela got shelled for eight runs (six earned) in 4+ innings. The relievers for Senzatela? Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, Phillip Diehl, and Carlos Estevez. You probably didn’t want to ever think of that bullpen again (sorry!).
On the positive side of things, only Diehl gave up any runs as McGee, Shaw, and Estevez combined for four shutout frames (surprising, I know).
Chris Iannetta also saw action in the game as a pinch-hitter, and we know that he has long since been out of the Rockies system.
In the previous game, Peter Lambert made his second career MLB start and the first one came against the Cubs at Wrigley Field the week before. He is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and hopes to return to the MLB mound by the end of this season.