Tuesday Farm Report: Senzatela Continues Tune Up for MLB
Antonio Senzatela takes the next step in building up his pitch count on Tuesday night, starting for Triple-A Albuquerque at Las Vegas. It will be Senzatela's third start since being sent down by the Rockies.
He has worked four innings and then five innings in his first two starts, allowing six hits, one run and three walks. He has struck out 12.
Senzatela was 10-5 with the Rockies last year, making 20 starts and 16 relief appearances. He opened the season in the Rockies rotation, and was moved into the bullpen later in the season to limit his work load. The Rockies have reversed that approach this year. Senzatela opened the season in the bullpen at the big-league level and is now stretching out to provide protection for potential rotation needs.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (19-20) lost 2-1 at Las Vegas. Ryan McMahon's RBI single in the eighth was his second hit, and the fifth, all singles, for the Isotopes. Brett Oberholtzer (0-4, 6.52) suffered the loss despite allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk, and striking out five in seven innings. It was only the fourth quality start of the season for the Isotopes.
AA Hartford (21-16) lost 10-5 against New Hampshire. Vlad Guerrero, Jr., son of the outfielder who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, got New Hampshire started with a first-inning home run. Jack Wynkoop (2-2, 5.38) suffered the loss, allowing six runs, five earned, on 11 hits and three walks, striking out two in three innings. Mylz Jones was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and an RBI.
High A Lancaster (18-20) won 8-7 in 10 innings at San Jose to move into a tie for first place in the Cal League Southern Division. Manuel Melendez singled home one run in the 10th, and Forrest Wall drove in another run with a ground out. Closer Reid Humphreys earned his eighth save the hard way, getting the call with two out in the bottom of the 10th, and the tying run on third. Vince Fernandez raised his average to .321, going 2-for-3 with two walks.
Low A Asheville (13-22) lost 2-1 against Kannapolis. Garrett Schilling pitched seven shutout innings, and left with a 1-0 lead thanks to Ramon Marcelino's second-inning home run. The Tourists held the lead until the 10th a game-tying run scored on an error, and Taylor Frost delivered a game-deciding single.