Jesse Winkler was at second base to start the 12th and Castellanos hit a pitch from Antonio Santos (0-1) to the wall to make it 5-4. Pinch-hitter Nick Senzel singled and Eugenio Suarez had an RBI groundout. Colorado got a run on Raimel Tapia’s groundout in the bottom of the inning off Heath Hembree, who earned his first save.
After Daza hit 3-for-4 in Colorado’s win over the Reds on Friday night, manager Bud Black noted that Daza has made marked improvements at the plate. There’s a little more strength to his swing and I think the approach is a little better too,” Black said. I think his mechanics are a little more consistent.
DENVER – When Jeff Hoffman stepped out of the Coors Field visitor's dugout to play catch before Thursday's series opener, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black turned to him to give him a fist bump. Hoffman, who spent the first five years of his career with the Rockies, was a popular guy throughout pre-game batting practice. Former teammates hugged him.