Thursday By Comparison: Rockies Relievers Squandering Inheritance

The Rockies bullpen, which after a winter spent looking to add veteran help, has been an area of concern. While the Rockies are just a game out of first place in the NL West, and closer Wade Davis has been better than his ERA would indicate -- leading the NL in saves -- there is one concerning trend.

Rockies relievers, however, have allowed the highest percentage of inherited runners score of any bullpen in the National League.

Lost in Inheritance

Team Sv IR ISc IRS% Player IR ISc IRS%
Rockies 36 170 70 41.2 Wade Davis 7 1 14.3
Braves 24 150 51 34 Adam Ottavino 18 3 16.7
Mets 26 132 43 32.6 Harrison Musgrave 14 4 28.6
Giants 25 151 47 31.1 Chris Rusin 24 9 37.5
Brewers 30 145 45 31 Antonio Senzatela 9 4 44.4
Cubs 31 186 56 30.1 Jake McGee 15 7 46.7
Pirates 27 124 37 29.8 Bryan Shaw 20 10 50
D-backs 29 158 47 29.7 Scott Oberg 34 21 61.8
Reds 29 201 59 29.4
Dodgers 36 123 36 29.3
Marlins 22 117 34 29.1
Cardinals 25 178 50 28.1
Phillies 31 168 45 26.8
Nationals 30 125 31 24.8
Padres 27 129 29 22.5

Source: Stats, Inc.

The Rockies are in third place in the NL West, a game back of the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, who are tied for first. The Rockies do have the third-best record after 107 games in franchise history, only the ninth time they have had a winning record this late in the season.

Of the five other times the Rockies have won at least 55 of their first 107 games, they have advanced to the post-season four times.

The 107-Game Mark

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2017 61 46 0.57 569 518 51 87-75 3 Wildcard
2009 59 48 0.551 528 474 54 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 58 49 0.542 513 517 -4 58-49 3
2010 56 51 0.523 515 476 39 83-79 3
1995 56 51 0.523 584 588 -4 77-67 2 Wildcard
2007 55 52 0.514 522 510 12 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2016 54 53 0.505 555 533 22 75-87 3
1996 54 53 0.505 638 661 -23 83-79 3
2003 54 53 0.505 580 575 5 74-88 4

Source: Baseball-reference.com

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