Rockies hope to keep rolling at home vs. Mariners

The Colorado Rockies seem to be hitting their stride and conclude play before the All-Star break with a series against the Seattle Mariners.
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Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 5.34 ERA) will start for the Rockies against Christian Bergman (0-0, 0.00), who began his career in the Colorado organization and will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to make his second spot start of the season for Seattle.

Bergman takes the place of Felix Hernandez, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with back stiffness. That move resulted in a break for the Rockies because with a day off Monday, the Mariners opted to start ace left-hander James Paxton on regular rest Thursday at the Los Angeles Angels instead of Friday, when he was scheduled to face the Rockies.

Paxton allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning Thursday and left with lower back tightness as Seattle lost 11-2 to the Angels.

The Rockies beat Paxton 5-1 on Saturday, Womens Dalton Prout Jersey tagging him for four runs in seven hits, the big blow a three-run homer by Noel Cuevas.

Bergman made a spot start May 16 against the Texas Rangers and held them to two hits over seven scoreless innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Bergman pitched parts of the 2014-2016 seasons with the Rockies and is 6-4, 6.69 in 30 games (seven starts) at Coors Field. Bergman, who has never faced the Rockies, was 6-6, 4.78 in 18 starts for Tacoma.

Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz, 38, a member of the American League All-Star team, will be limited to pinch-hitting in the interleague series. In five games at Coors Field, Cruz is 7-for-17 (.412) with two home runs, a double and three RBI.

Instead of the team that they’ve beaten nine times out of 10 this year, the Cardinals will see a team that has played the best baseball of any NL Central team in the last month. Even factoring Kris Durham Youth Jersey in a 19-4 losst Wednesday night at Cleveland, Cincinnati (41-52) has won 19 of its last 28 games and is making a serious run to escape the division cellar.

With each and every win, with each and every comeback win, with a performance of the night from somebody different, I think our team gets more confident, and I think we get more excited about the present and the future, Reds first baseman Joey Votto told