Thursday 4x4: Strong-Armed Opposing Bats

In winning back-to-back games against the Padres, not only did the Rockies win a home series for the first time in four tries this season, but they also held the Padres to four hits in each of the last two games. It is only the fourth time in franchise history the Rockies have limited a team to four or fewer hits in back-to-back games at Coors Field, including April 30-May 2, 2002 when the Pirates failed to get more than three hits in any of the three games in that series.

Date Opp W L IP H R ER HR BB SO
4/24/2018 SD 1 0 9 4 0 0 0 2 12
4/25/2018 SD 1 0 9 4 2 2 0 4 16
8/12/2009 Pit 1 0 9 4 0 0 0 5 8
8/13/2009 Pit 1 0 9 3 1 1 0 3 9
7/24/2006 StL 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 8
7/25/2006 StL 0 1 9 4 1 1 1 2 4
4/30/2002 Pit 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 3 7
5/1/2002 Pit 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 2 7
5/2/2002 Pit 1 0 9 2 2 2 0 2 9

Rockies pitchers combined to strike out 16 Padres Wednesday, the second highest total of strikeouts for the Padres in a game this year. Jon Gray struck out 11, Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis two each, and Bryan Shaw one.  The Padres have struck out 10 or more times in 14 of their 26 games -- five of 10 against the Rockies, including Tuesday (12) and Wednesday (16).

Date Opp AB R H SO
4/17/2018 LAD 41 3 5 20
4/25/2018 Col 28 2 4 16
3/29/2018 Mil 39 1 6 15
4/22/2018 Ari 31 2 3 15
4/7/2018 Hou 35 0 6 14
4/11/2018 Col 33 4 6 13
4/18/2018 LAD 34 4 8 13
4/15/2018 SF 35 10 11 12
4/16/2018 LAD 32 3 6 12
4/24/2018 Col 30 0 4 12
4/6/2018 Hou 38 4 13 11
4/9/2018 Col 38 7 13 10
4/10/2018 Col 35 5 10 10
4/21/2018 Ari 33 2 9 10

For the Rockies, Wednesday was the 10th time they struck out 10 or more hitters in a game _ the five times against the Padres, twice against the Nationals, and once each against the Cubs, D-Backs, and Pirates. 

Date Opp W L SO
4/25/2018 SD 1 0 16
4/22/2018 ChC 0 1 15
4/11/2018 SD 1 0 13
4/24/2018 SD 1 0 12
3/29/2018 Ari 0 1 11
4/9/2018 SD 0 1 10
4/10/2018 SD 0 1 10
4/13/2018 Was 1 0 10
4/15/2018 Was 1 0 10
4/16/2018 Pit 1 0 10

Padres pitcher Tyson Ross made his eighth career start at Coors Field on Wednesday, and is now 0-6 lifetime at Coors Field, the most losses of a pitcher without a win at Coors Field. He is one of six pitchers to have never won a game at Coors Field, and to have four or more losses. the list includes Rockies reliever Jake McGee, who has earned eight saves.

Player Season W L Sv SvOP G GS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Tyson Ross 2013-2018(4) 0 6 0 0 8 6 33 35 19 16 19 35 4.36
Matt Garza 2009-2017(4) 0 4 0 0 4 4 20.2 34 27 23 6 16 10.02
Doug Henry 1995-2000(6) 0 4 1 1 16 0 18.2 28 15 15 13 12 7.23
Jeff McCurry 1995-1998(3) 0 4 0 1 17 0 24 30 14 14 7 14 5.25
Jake McGee 2013-2018(4) 0 4 8 13 65 0 56 65 36 36 18 51 5.79
Dennys Reyes 1997-2010(10) 0 4 0 0 37 1 39.1 49 27 27 20 43 6.18
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