Rockies’ losing skid hits 7 after sweep by Dodgers

The Rockies hit three home runs Sunday, but the Dodgers blasted seven of their own as Los Angeles trounced Colorado 11-3 to sweep the three-game series.

The Rockies have now lost seven games in a row and 12 of their past 14.

On Sunday in L.A. starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela entered with a spotless 3-0 record, 2.90 ERA and only two home runs allowed all season. By the time he left Senzatela became the ninth Rockies pitcher to allow four homers on the road, the first at Dodger Stadium, and his ERA had jumped to 3.96.

The Rockies tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the third on a solo home run by Trevor Story and then at 2-2 in the top of the fourth on Ryan McMahon’s solo shot. The Dodgers answered with a three-run fourth and the rest was history.

“We care so much about this team, about winning, and the belief that we have in ourselves. But we are not fulfilling that right now. We are not playing the way that we know we can play. And that’s always frustrating, and it’s hard to pinpoint exactly the thing to do to get you back to (winning).”

Story said after the loss.

Colorado is now 13-15 on the season after starting 11-3. Despite how poorly they’ve played of late the Rockies still would be in the playoffs if the season ended today (which it does n0t) thanks to the expanded playoff format this year.

  • Nolan Arenado was given Sunday off. The Rockies third baseman is in a 2-for-30 slump and manager Bud Black was hopeful that the day off could help get him out of it.
  • Colorado has now lost 16 of its past 17 games at Dodgers Stadium.
  • Colorado opens a four-game series in Arizona tonight at 7:4o p.m. (AT&T SportsNet). Ryan Castellani (0-1, 3.77 ERA) gets the start for the Rockies against Merrill Kelly (3-2, 2.59 ERA) of the Diamondbacks.
  •’s Jim Bowden wrote about one trade he’d like to see each Western Division team make. His idea for Colorado? Acquire righty Trevor Rosenthal from Kansas City for outfielder Sam Hilliard.

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