Rockies Battling A Home-Field Disadvantage
The Rockies showed up at Coors Field on Friday afternoon, just a half game back of the Diamondbacks in the NL West standings, looking to enjoy a weekend at home.
Well, they were home for the weekend, but there wasn't much to enjoy.
The Diamondbacks continued their mastery of the Rockies, sweeping a three-game series, leaving the Rockies not only 3 1/2 games out of first place in the division, but a game behind the Giants and Dodgers, who are tied for second, and just two games ahead of the last-place Padres.
So much for the home-field advantage. But then it's been that kind of season for the Rockies, so far. The Rockies are 11-18 at Coors Field, which would be their worst home-field winning percentage ever. They have had a losing record at home in only eight of their previous 25 seasons.
x-Mile High Stadium
Swept in a three-game weekend series by the Diamondbacks after losing the final four games of their previous homestand -- the final game of a series to the Giants before being swept by the Dodgers -- the Rockies have lost seven in a row at Coors Field.
They have equaled the third longest home losing streak in franchise history. Not only have they allowed at least seven runs in each of the seven losses, but they now have allowed 10 or more hits in a record 12 consecutive home games.
Longest Home Losing Streaks in Rockies History
|y-July 24-Aug. 18, 1993||9||83||108||67||59||39||17||6.4||STL,ATL,SFG,PHI|
|x-May 30-June 9, 2018||7||63||82||69||62||31||17||8.86||SFG,LAD,ARI|
|April 23-May 10, 2016||7||66||83||55||53||32||12||7.23||LAD,PIT,ARI|
|July 17-Aug. 1, 2012||7||63||77||54||52||22||17||7.43||PIT,CIN,STL|
|April 25-May 18, 2015||6||52.1||67||38||38||32||6||6.54||SFG,ARI,LAD,PHI|
|May 21-June 6, 2014||6||54||77||48||45||20||11||7.5||SFG,ARI,LAD|
|June 8-14, 2012||6||54||77||54||50||23||15||8.33||LAA,OAK|
|Aug. 24-29, 2002||6||54||65||42||39||20||17||6.5||NYM,SFG|
|July 23-28, 1999||6||54||84||52||49||31||10||8.17||STL,HOU|
|April 7-12, 1998||6||54||86||72||68||33||10||11.33||STL,CIN|
|y-May 11-30, 1993||6||54||89||65||59||27||10||9.83||SFG,PHI|
|y-April 28-May 9,1993||6||54||73||58||49||38||12||8.17||STL,ATL|
|y-at Mile High Stadium|
They have lost eight consecutive home games to the D-Backs, which equals the longest losing streak to a team at Coors Field, and is three games shy of the franchise record for consecutive losses to one team at home. The Rockies lost the first 11 home games in franchise history, at Mile High Stadium, to the Braves.
Streaking -- In Reverse
|x-Braves||11||May 6, 1993-Aug. 9, 1994|
|y-Diamondbacks||8||June 21, 2017-June 10, 2018|
|Pirates||8||July 27, 2014-April 27, 2016|
|x-Giants||7||May 11-1993-June 24-1994|
|Braves||6||July 21, 2011-April 23, 2013|
|z-Pirates||6||June 4, 1994-Aug. 22, 1995|
|z-Giants||6||June 26, 1994-Sept. 29, 1995|
x-at Mile High Stadium y-Still active x-at Mile High Stadium and Coors Field
The Diamondbacks pitchers have overpowered Rockies hitters during the eight consecutive losses, particularly Nolan Arenado (.154) and Ian Desmond (.115). And that's after Desmond came up with two hits on Sunday, his 12th multi-hit game of the season. Arenado, meanwhile, was held hitless on Saturday and Sunday, the third time he has been hitless in back-to-back games this season, but the first time it has happened in the same series. He also was hitless April 25 (Padres) and April 27 (Marlins), and March 31 (Diamondbacks) and April 2 (Padres).
German Marquez, who lost the opener of the weekend series, and Kyle Freeland, who lost on Sunday, have both lost twice in the Rockies eight-game losing streak against the Diamondbacks.
|Mike Dunn||0||3-0||1 2/3||5||6||6||1||3||2|
|Carlos Estevez||0||3-0||4 1/3||8||4||4||2||2||3|
|Jeff Hoffman||1||2-1||6 1/3||10||10||10||0||3||4|
|Jordan Lyles||0||0||2 1/3||6||3||3||0||0||1|
|Jake McGee||0||3-0||2 1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1|
|Brooks Pounders||0||2-0||2 1/3||2||1||1||1||0||3|
|Chris Rusin||0||3-0||4 2/3||5||4||3||0||4||5|