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
|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
|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
|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.
|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|
|14. German Marquez||Col||106|