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.

Opportunities Missed

Date Opp AB Result
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. 

Games W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2017 65 51 .560 603 559 44 87-75 3 Wildcard
2009 64 52 .552 588 509 79 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 61 55 .526 544 563 -19 TBD TBD TBD
1996 61 55 .526 707 702 5 83-79 3
2010 60 56 .517 552 512 40 83-79 3
1995 60 56 .517 626 639 -13 77-67 2 Wildcard
2007 60 56 .517 595 552 43 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2000 58 58 .500 706 647 59 82-80 4
2003 58 58 .500 631 612 19 74-88 4
2006 57 59 .491 532 507 25 76-86 4
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