Saturday by Comparison: Scoring 5 Runs the Hard Way
The Rockies were able to celebrate Friday night. They were the team that came from behind and pulled out a 5-4 victory against the Dodgers, allowing the Rockies to pull within 2 1/2 games of the Dodgers and D-backs, who are tied for the NL West lead.
But it wasn't easy.
The Rockies were 0-for-13 with runners.
But they still scored five runs.
DJ LeMahieu delivered a two-run home run in the first, ending a 96 at-bat stretch without a home run, and his first home run at Coors Field since June 9.
Trevor Story scored on a David Dahl fielder's choice grounder in the third.
And Ryan McMahon hit his first big-league home run off a left-hander, producing the final two runs in the seventh.
The 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position equaled the third most at-bats without a hit with a runner in scoring position in franchise history, three shy of the record 16 set in a 4-3, 12-inning win agasint the Reds on Aug. 24, 2008.
It also was the 10th time in franchise history -- the second time this year -- the Rockies were hitless in 12 at-bats or more with runners in scoring position. They were 0-12 in and 8-0 loss to the Angels at Coors Field on May 19.
|8/24/2008||vs. Cin||16||W 4-3 (12)|
|6/8/2013||vs. SD||15||L 2-4|
|9/9/2005||vs. Ari||13||L 1-7|
|8/15/2006||vs. Ari||13||L 1-2 (18)|
|9/26/2009||vs. StL||13||L 3-6|
|5/28/2014||at Phil||13||L 3-6|
|8/10/2018||vs. LAD||13||W 5-4|
|6/30/1999||at SF||12||L 1-4|
|4/16/2011||vs. ChC||12||L 3-8|
|5/9/2018||vs. LAA||12||L 0-8|
Source: Stats, Inc.
The Rockies have equaled the third best start in franchise history. They set the franchise record a year ago when they won 65 of their first 116 games, four games better than this year.