The Colorado Rockies were on the verge of a second-straight sweep, this one on the road against the Seattle Mariners, when the starting rotation experienced the first stumble in a while. Antonio Senzatela almost salvaged his outing but a big home run from Ryon Healy ultimately swung the game. And Colorado’s Sunday woes continued with their sixth consecutive loss on the day.
It was the first time in the last nine games that a Rockies starter has given up more than two runs.
The Rockies took an early lead on Charlie Blackmon’s second first-inning home run of the series, a solo shot over the wall in center. This came one day after he went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Senzatela was not sharp in the first. He gave up a single to Dee Gordon to open things then gave up a long out to Jean Segura before plunking Mitch Haniger and walking Nelson Cruz. Kyle Seager put a charge into one that had danger written all over it but Carlos Gonzalez was able to track it down in right to force Seattle to settle for the game-tying sac fly.