Historic Wrigley Field will be the site for a Monday night MLB matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs. The Rockies (57-67) are a dismal 31 games below .500 on the road and have fallen out of playoff contention. On Sunday, Colorado SP Jon Gray (7-10) was tagged for five runs in five plus innings during an 8-4 home loss versus Arizona.
Twenty-six year old righty Antonio Senzatela (2-9 4.58 ERA) will head to the hill for the Rockies in this contest. Last time out, Senzatela allowed two runs across seven frames during a 6-5 home victory versus San Diego.
The Chicago Cubs have split their first 62 home games and are sitting a distant 22.5 games off the pace in the NL Central Division standings. On Sunday, Chicago managed just five hits and struck out eight times during a 9-1 home loss versus Kansas City. SP Alec Mills (5-6) was rocked for seven runs (6 ER) in four innings and took the loss for the Cubs, who fell to 54-72 on the year.
Chicago manager David Ross will give the nod to right-hander Kyle Hendricks (14-5 4.04 ERA) in the series opener. In his last start, Hendricks allowed one run in six innings during a 2-1 road victory against Cincinnati.