Saturday 4x4: Rockies Rotation Underscores New Wave Menality
The Rockies rotation has worked 138 innings this season. That's an average of just more than five innings a game. It's part of the changing of the game. Consider that the 138 innings worked by Rockies pitchers ranks seventh in the National League, ahead of the likes of the Dodgers, Mets, and Cubs.
|St. Louis Cardinals||12||5||0.706||144.2|
|San Diego Padres||6||12||0.333||135|
|San Francisco Giants||6||10||0.375||135|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||7||8||0.467||134.2|
|New York Mets||7||5||0.583||133.2|
Antonio Senzatela isn't a starter right now. He's a reliever, but he did provide the only run in the Rockies 1-0 victory at Miami on Friday night. That's not a total surprise. He did drive in five runs a year ago, which ranks among the top 25 totals in franchise history for a pitcher, and he had the third fewest at-bats for a pitcher in franchise history with five or more RBI.
|Jorge De La Rosa||2016||38||6|
|Jorge De La Rosa||2008||40||6|
Senzatela had the only hit by a Rockies player in seven at-bats with a runner in scoring position Friday night. The Rockies, though, have found a way to win without a lot of run-producing hits. In seven of their 15 victories the Rockies have one or no hits with a runner in scoring position.
With a win on Saturday or Sunday, the Rockies will win the series in Miami. Big deal? Real big. Marlins Stadium opened in 2012, and the Rockies have lost the season series in every year prior to 2018, except 2013 when they were 2-1. And it's not like they had many chances to win in those visits. Their bullpen blew only one save out of six opportunities the last six years.