The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies are both expected to struggle in the National League West this season, but both will look to build some positive momentum on Wednesday in hopes of exceeding those expectations.
Both starters got shelled in their first start of the season with Antonio Senzatela getting tagged for seven runs in 3 ¹/₃ innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers while Madison Bumgarner gave up six runs in four innings against the San Diego Padres.
Since Bumgarner got to Arizona prior to the start of the 2020 season, he’s allowing three home runs per nine innings to go with a 1-4 record and 7.09 ERA in 10 starts.
Bumgarner is also backed up by a lineup that entered this season with the Rockies hitting .217, striking out on 29.3 percent of at-bats.
Though Senzatela’s start to the season has also been rough, he is coming off a season where he went 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA and one home run surrounded in 34 ¹/₃ innings at Coors Field last season and should get back on track against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
The play: Rockies, -111.