Rockies Best, Worst and Stats of 1st Half of Season

The Rockies had their moments before the All-Star Break -- good and bad.

They did, however, rally in the final days before the All-Star Break, winning five consecutive series against teams with winning records for the first time in franchise history. That left them just two games back of the NL West-leading Dodgers, 1 1/2 games behind the Diamondbacks.

And they went into the break coming off what was arguably the biggest win of the pre-All-Star portion of the schedule.. 

5 Best Wins

Date Opponent Result Worth Noting
April 15 at Nationals 6-5 2 out, top of 9th, Ian Desmond HR off Dolittle
Rockies blew leads in 6th and 8th
April 24 vs. Padres 8-0 Kyle Freeland, 7 IP, 3 Hits, 2 walks, 8 Strikeouts
1st of 6 consecutive quality starts for Freeland
June 28 at Giants 9-8 DJ LeMahieu 2-run home run top of the ninth
Started Rockies on 13 of 16 into All-Star Break
July 11 vs. D-Backs 19-2 Carlos Gonzalez 2 HR, 6 RBI
D-Backs won 4 previous games at Coors Field
July 15 vs. Mariners 4-3 Trevor Story led off 9th 1st career walk-off
Club record 5th series win vs. winning teams

Losses only come in one form in competitive sports -- bad. Some, however, are worse than others. And in the case of the Rockies there was one loss that is listed twice among the worst losses of the pre-All-star portion of the schedule -- June 17 in Texas when both Jon Gray and Wade Davis had meltdowns.

5 Worst Losses

Date Opponent Result Worth Noting
April 23 vs. Padres 5-13 9-run 7th vs. McGee and Oberg
Padres sent 13 batters to the plate in 7th
May 9 vs. Angels 0-8 Rockies hitless 12 at-bats RISP
2nd most AB RISP in shutout franchise history
May 11 vs. Brewers 10-11 (10) Rockies led 9-2 in 4th and 10-8 in 9th
Wade Davis gave up game-tying two runs in 9th
June 17 vs. Rangers 12-13 Jon Gray gave up 5 runs without an out in 6th
Rockies were up 6-1 going into 6th
June 17 vs. Rangers 12-13 Wade Davis 4 BB, 4 runs allowed in 9th
Most runs allowed Davis 346 relief appearances

The Rockies are well represented among offensive stats in the pre-All-Star portion of the season.

Nolan Arenado ranks sixth in average with Gerardo Parra 10th, Trevor Story sixth and Charlie Blackmon 25th.

The Rockies have four of the top 15 in home runs. Arenado is second in home runs. Story is tied for sixth, Blackmon tied for eighth and Ian Desmond tied for 13th.

And in RBI, Arenado and Story are tied for fourth, and Desmond is tied for 12th.

At the Plate

Player Team AVG Player Team HR Player Team RBI
Scooter Gennett Cin 0.326 Jesus Aguilar Mil 24 Javier Baez ChC 72
Nick Markakis Atl 0.323 Nolan Arenado Col 23 Eugenio Suarez Cin 71
Albert Almora Jr. ChC 0.319 Bryce Harper Was 23 Jesus Aguilar Mil 70
Freddie Freeman Atl 0.315 Max Muncy LAD 22 t4. Nolan Arenado Col 68
Eugenio Suarez Cin 0.312 Paul Goldschmidt Ari 21 t4. Trevor Story Col 68
Nolan Arenado Col 0.312 Ozzie Albies Atl 20 Scooter Gennett Cin 63
Matt Kemp LAD 0.31 Trevor Story Col 20 Freddie Freeman Atl 61
Corey Dickerson Pit 0.306 Javier Baez ChC 19 Nick Markakis Atl 61
Jesus Aguilar Mil 0.298 Charlie Blackmon Col 19 Anthony Rizzo ChC 61
Gerardo Parra Col 0.297 Matt Carpenter StL 19 Adam Duvall Cin 60
16. Trevor Story Col 0.292 Eugenio Suarez Cin 19 Matt Kemp LAD 60
25. Charlie Blackmon Col 0.287 Christian Villanueva SD 19 12. Ian Desmond Col 56
13. Ian Desmond Col 18

Kyle Freeland may call Coors Field home, but he ranks seventh in the NL with a 3.11 ERA and teammate Tyler Anderson is 11th at 3.72. Rockies closer Wade Davis is tied with Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers for the NL lead with 27 saves. Jon Gray ranks fifth in the NL with 125 strikeouts. Tyler Anderson is tied for 17th and German Marquez is tied for 14th.

Player Team ERA Player Team Sv Player Team SO
Jacob deGrom NYM 1.68 Wade Davis Col 27 Max Scherzer Was 182
Aaron Nola Phi 2.3 Kenley Jansen LAD 27 Patrick Corbin Ari 149
Max Scherzer Was 2.41 Brad Boxberger Ari 24 Jacob deGrom NYM 149
Jon Lester ChC 2.58 Brad Hand SD 24 Aaron Nola Phi 131
Mike Foltynewicz Atl 2.66 Felipe Vazquez Pit 23 Jon Gray Col 125
Miles Mikolas StL 2.79 Sean Doolittle Was 22 Zack Greinke Ari 124
Kyle Freeland Col 3.11 Brandon Morrow ChC 22 Mike Foltynewicz Atl 120
Zack Greinke Ari 3.18 Raisel Iglesias Cin 19 Nick Pivetta Phi 113
Jake Arrieta Phi 3.23 Jeurys Familia NYM 17 Vince Velasquez Phi 110
Patrick Corbin Ari 3.24 Bud Norris StL 17 Tyler Anderson Col 108
11. Tyler Anderson Col 3.72 Zack Godley Ari 108
Kenta Maeda LAD 108
Ross Stripling LAD 108
14. German Marquez Col 106
Zack Wheeler NYM 106
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