Something is up with Greg Holland and whatever it is, it is hurting the Rockies. In the month of August, he has allowed 12 runs and the Rockies have lost four of his eight appearances. Two of those losses came on three run home runs and he has walked at least one batter in his last five appearances. Holland may still be the closer, but it seems likely that he may lose that role, at least for the time being, so that he can get back in the right place.
The Rockies were poised to win the game on Wednesday, taking a lead into the ninth, but as stated, Holland blew the save. Sure, the Rockies would have loved to run away with this one and not even needed Holland, but that was not the case. The Rockies scored four runs in the game, via two home runs, a sac fly, and an RBI single. Nolan and Charlie each had a big fly to run their season totals up to 29 and 30 respectively.
Antonio Senzatela made his return to the rotation and though he allowed nine hits over five innings, he only gave up two runs. It was a strong performance by Senzatela in that he pitched around traffic really well. He walked one and struck out two, and he also got two double plays behind him to help him out of jams.
The one positive that can be taken away from this game is really something that wasn’t even happening in the game. Both the Dbacks and Brewers lost, though the Cubs and Cardinals won, meaning the Rockies didn’t lose any real ground in the wild card. They are a half game back of the Dbacks for the wild card lead, but over the course of these final weeks, the Rockies absolutely need to figure some things out and get hot before they lose their playoff spot.