Monday 4x4: Feeling the Breeze at Coors
The Rockies had their problems making contact in Sunday's loss. They struck out 15 times, the 54th time in franchise history they struck out 15 or more times in agame. It was the ninth time a visiting team's pitchers struck them out 15 or more times at Coors Field, and the sixth time it happened in nine innings.
Swinging and Missing at Coors
|9/19/2013||COL||STL||W 7-6 (15)||66||17|
|10/1/2007||COL||SDP||W 9-8 (13)||59||15|
|8/19/1999||COL||ATL||L 7-9 (14)||56||15|
Brewers rookie Freddy Peralta only pitched 5 2/3 innings, registering 17 outs. Thirteen of the outs were by strikeout, one shy of the single game strikeout record for a Rockies opponent at Coors Field, which was set by Randy Johnson with the Diamondbacks on April 13, 2001. Overall, an opposing pitcher has struck out the Rockies 13 or more times in 18 games, including Johnson's single-game record of 17 innings at Chase Field on April 21, 2002.
Coors Field Visiting K-Kings
Source: Stats, Inc.
Jon Gray holds the Rockies individual record for strikeouts both in a game and at Coors Field, striking out 16 Padres batters on Sept. 17, 2006. The Rockies have had a pitcher strike out 12 or more batters 11 times in franchise history, including twice each by Gray, Darryl Kile, and Pedro Astacio.
Rockies K Kings
|Jorge De La Rosa||5/9/2009||Fla||Coors||0||1||8||12|
The Rockies single-game strikeout record is 17, originally set in a 22-inning victory at San Diego on April 17, 2008, but the Rockies also struck out 17 batters in a nine-inning home game against the Astros on June 18, 2015.
In addition to his single-game record 16 strikeouts against the Padres on Sept. 17, 2016, Gray twice started games in which the Rockies struck out 15 or more, and he did not have a complete game. He had 11 of the Rockies 16 strikeouts against the Padres at home on April 25 this season, and 10 of the 15 strikeouts the Rockies had in a losing cause against the Brewers on Sunday.
Top Strikeout Games in Rockies History
|4/17/2008||at SD (22 IP)||1||0||17||Jeff Francis (7)|
|6/18/2015||Hou||0||1||17||David Hale (9)|
|8/20/1998||at Mon||1||0||16||Darryl Kile (14)|
|5/1/2003||Cin||0||1||16||Nelson Cruz (9)|
|8/23/2014||Mia (13 IP)||1||0||16||Jordan Lyles (5)|
|8/27/2016||Was (11 IP)||1||0||16||Jorge De La Rosa (8)|
|9/17/2016||SD||1||0||16||JON GRAY (16) CG|
|4/25/2018||SD||1||0||16||Jon Gray (10)|
|6/9/2000||Tex||1||0||15||Pedro Astacio (10)|
|5/3/2010||at SD||1||0||15||Ubaldo Jimenez (13)|
|10/1/2012||at Ari||1||0||15||Drew Pomeranz (7)|
|6/27/2017||at SF (14)||0||1||15||Jeff Hoffman (6)|
|4/22/2018||ChC||0||1||15||German Marquez (5)|
|5/13/2018||Mil||0||1||15||Jon Gray (10)|