Tuesday Recap: Hot Bat of Blackmon + Strong Arm of Senzatela = Rockies Win

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Behind the bat of Charlie Blackmon and the arm of Antonio Senzatela, the Rockies opened a three-game series at Arizona with their seventh win in thier last eight games at Chase Field. Senzatela and reliever Scott Oberg are the only Rockies pitchers with multiple wins in that stretch. Zach Greinke, who is starting for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night, has Arizona's only win in that stretch. He also has suffered a loss.

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At the Plate

Charlie Blackmon is hot. How hot? So hot that he has raised his batting average 36 points in the last five games. So hot that he has become one of only 12 players in Major League Baseball history to have five consecutive games of three or more hits a game, the first since Jose Altuve of the Astros on July 4, 2017. Blackmon and Altuve are the only players who have accomplished that since Rod Carew of the Twins on May 31, 1975.

Blackmon goes into Wednesday's game at Arizona one game shy of the record of six consecutive games with three or more hits set by Jimmy Johnston of the Dodgers from June 25-June 30, 1923, and equaled by George Brett of the Royals May 8-13, 1976.

On the Mound

Antonio Senzatela picked up the victory on Tuesday night, allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings. It was his fourth quality start (six or more innings, three or fewer earned runs) in his last five starts. But then it came at Chase Field, where Senzatela's 2.88 ERA is the second lowest of any Rockies starter who has worked at least 25 innings total at Chase Field.

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FYI

The Rockies have won their only game at Chase Field this season. They have had a winning record in the D-backs ballpark each of the last three years -- the only three seasons they have ever had a winning record at Chase Field.

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