Saturday Stats Watch: It's a Special Era for Rockies ERA

Kyle Freeland takes the mound for the Rockies in Seattle Saturday afternoon with the ninth-lowest ERA among NL starting pitchers at 3.25. Freeland is 8-3 with a 2.64 ERA in his 13 starts since April 24. In his career, Freeland is 4-0 with a 2.14 ERA in five interleague starts.

What's more, not only is Freeland's 3.25 ERA the second-lowest for a Rockies starting pitcher, but Tyler Anderson checked in at 3.90, the ninth-lowest. There have been only 11 seasons in which a Rockies starting pitcher qualified for an ERA title and had an ERA below 4.00.

Stingy Starters

Player Team W L ERA Player Season W L ERA
Jacob deGrom NYM 5 4 1.79 Ubaldo Jimenez 2010 19 8 2.88
Max Scherzer Was 10 5 2.16 Kyle Freeland 2018 8 6 3.25
Jon Lester ChC 11 2 2.25 Jhoulys Chacin 2013 14 10 3.47
Mike Foltynewicz Atl 6 5 2.37 Ubaldo Jimenez 2009 15 12 3.47
Aaron Nola Phi 11 2 2.41 Jorge De La Rosa 2013 16 6 3.49
Miles Mikolas StL 9 3 2.63 Jhoulys Chacin 2011 11 14 3.62
Patrick Corbin Ari 6 3 3.05 Joe Kennedy 2004 9 7 3.66
Sean Newcomb Atl 8 3 3.1 Jason Jennings 2006 9 13 3.78
Kyle Freeland Col 8 6 3.25 Tyler Anderson 2018 6 3 3.9
Zack Greinke Ari 9 5 3.36 Aaron Cook 2008 16 9 3.96
Ubaldo Jimenez 2008 12 12 3.99

The Rockies go into Saturday's game at Seattle with a 45-43 record, equaling the fifth-best start in franchise history.

Rockies Through 88 Games

Year W L PCT RS RA Rdiff Final Finish Postseason
2017 50 38 0.568 435 410 25 87-75 3 Wildcard
1995 49 39 0.557 468 454 14 77-67 2 Wildcard
2010 49 39 0.557 430 385 45 83-79 3
2009 47 41 0.534 442 405 37 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 45 43 0.511 413 442 -29 tbd tbd
2000 45 43 0.511 533 506 27 82-80 4
2003 45 43 0.511 479 464 15 74-88 4
1996 44 44 0.5 534 547 -13 83-79 3
2006 44 44 0.5 418 408 10 76-86 4
2007 44 44 0.5 428 438 -10 90-73 2 NL Pennant