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.

HEADED HOME

Team IR ISc IRS% Player IR ISc IRS%
Rockies 82 34 41.5 Scott Oberg 15 12 80
Pirates 64 24 37.5 Harrison Musgrave 8 4 50
Giants 78 29 37.2 Bryan Shaw 13 6 46.2
Marlins 62 22 35.5 x-Antonio Senzatela 9 4 44.4
Braves 88 30 34.1 Chris Rusin 7 3 42.9
Dodgers 65 21 32.3 Jake McGee 6 2 33.3
D-Backs 72 23 31.9 Wade Davis 5 1 20
Mets 83 25 30.1 Mike Dunn 8 0 0
Brewers 77 22 28.6 y-Adam Ottavino 8 0 0
Cardinals 110 29 26.4 x-at Albuquerque
Reds 99 25 25.3 y-on disabled list
Cubs 101 25 24.8
Phillies 80 16 20
Nationals 70 14 20
Padres 73 12 16.4

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.

STREAKIN'

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.

GOING DEEP

Team Date Opp W/L HR Pitcher
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.

Years W L Pct. Final Place Post-Season
2017 36 23 0.61 85-75 3 Wildcard
2000 34 25 0.576 82-80 4
1997 32 27 0.542 83-79 3
1995 31 28 0.525 77-67 2 Wildcard
2013 31 28 0.525 74-88 5
2001 30 29 0.508 73-89 5
2002 30 29 0.508 73-89 4
2010 30 29 0.508 83-79 3
2018 30 29 0.508 TBD TBD TBD