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Tuesday, July 28, Oakland, Oakland-Alameda Coliseum; 9:40 p.m. ET
Colorado Rockies Odds
Rockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela squares off with A’s righty Daniel Mengden on Monday in Sezatela’s first appearance in Oakland. Strong pitching was a key component against the Rangers over the weekend. Colorado allowed a total of just five runs in three games at Texas.
Senzatela (11-11, 6.71 in 2019) will be making his season debut, hoping to avoid the type of road woes that plagued him last season. The 25-year-old went just 4-7 with a 7.29 ERA away from home in 2019. However, he’s 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his career against Oakland.
Oakland Athletics odds
While the Rockies were off Monday following two wins in a three-game series at Texas to open the season, the A’s were taking three of four at home against the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-0 victory. Mengden (5-2, 4.83 ERA in 2019), meanwhile, has never pitched against the Rockies. He’s gone 5-3 with a 2.78 ERA in nine career interleague starts.
The 27-year-old will be attempting to follow in the footsteps of Chris Bassitt, a fellow fill-in starter who worked the first four innings of the win over the Angels on Monday. He is backed by an Oakland bullpen that recorded 10 consecutive scoreless innings against the Angels.