Saturday 4x4: Long, Laboring, Loss

This was one of those games the Rockies let get away. The Brewers pulled out an 11-10, 10-inning victory at Coors Field on Friday night that took 4 hours, 20 minutes to play, equaling the 23rd longest game in terms of time in Coors Field history, and the 11th longest home-game loss.

It wasn't close to the longest games, in term of time, in franchise history. That was a 6 hour, 23 minute 4-3 loss at the Cubs on July 29, 2014. The longest win? Try 6 hours, 16 minutes and 22 innings for a 2-1 victory at San Diego on April 17, 2008.

They Couldn't Play Forever But They Tried

Date Opp Rslt IP Time
7/29/2014 at CHC L 3-4 15.2 6 hr, 23 min
4/17/2008 at SDP W 2-1 22 6 hr, 16
7/4/2010 SFG W 4-3 15 5 hr, 24 min
9/15/2015 at LAD W 5-4 16 5 hr, 23 min
8/15/2006 ARI L 1-2 18 5 hr, 21 min
4/8/2011 at PIT L 3-4 13.2 5 hr, 11 min
9/19/2013 STL W 7-6 15 5 hr, 9 min
8/20/2011 LAD W 7-6 13 5 hr, 7 min
9/16/2006 at ARI L 6-7 15.2 5 hr, 7 min
8/18/2007 at LAD W 7-4 14 5 hr, 6 min

Source: Baseball-reference.com

Well, at least the Rockies were able to bulk up their offensive numbers, even if the pitching suffered and it wound up a loss. The game was the 10th time in franchise history -- ninth time at home -- that the Rockies scored 10 or more runs in an extra-inning game and lost.

It Didn 't Add Up to a Win

Date Tm Opp Rslt IP Pit
1999-08-13 (1) COL MON L 13-14 10 186
4/8/2003 COL STL L 12-15 13 225
7/14/1997 COL LAD L 12-14 10
6/24/2010 COL BOS L 11-13 10 204
4/28/2010 COL ARI L 11-12 10 195
5/11/2018 COL MIL L 10-11 10 183
4/23/2014 COL SFG L 10-12 11 209
5/11/2004 COL PIT L 10-15 12 228
5/28/2001 COL at LAD L 10-11 10 164
8/27/1998 COL CHC L 10-11 10 158

Source: Baseball-reference.com

The Rockies pitchers threw 183 pitches in the game, and that was plenty for those who sat through the chilly, damp night at Coors Field. It, however, was only tied for 246th most pitches thrown by Rockies pitchers in a game. The Rockies pitchers threw 138 fewer pitches than the staff did in that 22-inning victory at San Diego on April 17, 2008. 

10 Strong-Armed Efforts

Date Opp Rslt IP H BB SO Str Pit
4/17/2008 SDP W 2-1 22 11 5 17 200 321
7/29/2014 CHC L 3-4 15.2 12 6 14 173 282
4/27/2016 PIT L 8-9 12 15 4 11 155 250
8/15/2006 ARI L 1-2 18 12 4 14 158 250
9/15/2015 LAD W 5-4 16 12 8 9 151 246
8/19/1999 ATL L 7-9 14 13 11 12 140 245
5/19/1999 CIN L 12-24 9 28 9 8 139 243
9/30/2006 CHC W 11-9 14 15 5 11 156 237
9/16/2006 ARI L 6-7 15.2 15 9 9 132 237
8/24/2009 SFG W 6-4 14 11 7 9 142 235

Source: Baseball-reference.com

The Game was the 1,871st regular-season game played at Coors Field, and the 175th in which the Rockies allowed 11 or more runs. The Rockies have a .547 all-time winning percentage at Coors Field, but not when they allow 11 or more runs. They are 16-159 allowing 11 or more runs. The most runs allowed in a single game was 26 to the Cubs on Aug. 18 1995.

Circling the Bases at a Record Rate

Date Opp Result IP H R ER BB SO HR
8/18/1995 CHC L 7-26 9 27 26 26 6 8 3
5/19/1999 CIN L 12-24 9 28 24 22 9 8 6
7/21/2001 LAD L 7-22 9 23 22 22 2 4 4
4/28/1996 MON L 9-21 9 20 21 21 8 8 3
6/19/2002 NYY L 10-20 9 18 20 16 8 7 3
4/18/1999 ATL L 5-20 9 24 20 16 6 7 5
5/26/2008 PHI L 5-20 8 19 20 19 8 8 2
4/11/1993 MON L 9-19 9 22 19 15 6 5 4
9/28/2006 LAD L 11-19 9 17 19 17 8 7 4
8/29/1996 CIN L 7-18 9 17 18 13 6 8 3
5/30/1993 PHI L 1-18 9 19 18 18 4 7 6