Monday 4x4: Rockies Relievers Decline Inheritance
A bullpen the Rockies envisioned as a strength in spring training has become a concern. There hasn't been much relief in sight. After Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Dodgers, the Rockies slipped 1 1/2 games back of the Diamondbacks in the NL West, and a game in front of the Dodgers.
A critical issue in their struggle that has them just a game above .500 is the inability of the bullpen to slam the door on opponent rallies. The Rockies relievers have the highest percentage of inherited baserunners who score among NL teams.
|Reds||99||25||25.3||y-on disabled list|
Charlie Blackmon singled twice on Sunday, running his hitting streak to 11 games. it's the 12th hitting streak of 10 or more games in his carer, which is fifth on the all-time list for the Rockies. There have been 10 Rockies have 10 or more hitting streaks of 10 games during their time with the Rockies, including current rockies Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez (13 streaks) and DJ LeMahieu (10 streaks). Todd Helton holds the franchise record with 25 streaks or 10 or more games. Larry Walker is second with 17.
|Most hitting streaks of 10+ games, Rockies history.|
|25 Helton, Todd|
|17 Walker, Larry|
|13 Castilla, Vinny|
|13 Gonzalez, Carlos|
|12 Blackmon, Charlie (active 11-game streak)|
|11 Bichette, Dante|
|10 Young, Eric|
|10 Holliday, Matt|
|10 Tulowitzki, Troy|
|10 LeMahieu, DJ|
The Dodgers hit three home runs in each game of the weekend sweep. That's eight times this season the Rockies have given up three home runs in a game, including in four of their last five games. The Giants hit three at Coors Field on Tuesday. The Rockies are 1-7 in the eight games.
|Colorado Rockies||4/3/2018||SD||Loss||3||Freeland (2), Senzatela (1)|
|Colorado Rockies||4/8/2018||Atl||Loss||3||Freeland (2), Rusin (1)|
|Colorado Rockies||5/9/2018||LAA||Loss||3||Anderson (2), Rusin (1)|
|Colorado Rockies||5/20/2018||SF||Loss||3||Anderson (1), McGee (2)|
|Colorado Rockies||5/29/2018||SF||Win||3||Freeland (2), Shaw (1)|
|Colorado Rockies||6/1/2018||LAD||Loss||3||Anderson (1), Pounders (1), Rusin (1)|
|Colorado Rockies||6/2/2018||LAD||Loss||3||Marquez (2), Shaw (1)|
|Colorado Rockies||6/3/2018||LAD||Loss||3||Bettis (2), Davis (1)|
The Rockies are 30-29. It is the ninth time in 26 years they have had a winning record 59 games into the season. They have gone on to have a winning record for the season eight times.