Rockies Return Home, Can't Overlook Padres

The Rockies are coming off a record-setting 46-game stretch against only teams with winning records -- only the third time that has happened in MLB history -- and they put together the only winning record of the three teams that faced that challenge.

While the 1926 Phillies were 15-21 and the 2012 Braves 22-24, the rockies not only went 30-16, but in the process they climbed from fourth place in the NL West, eight games out, to second place, just a half game behind the division-leading Diamondbacks.

They had Monday off.

But they have no time to take a deep breath. The Padres arrive at Coors Field for a three-game visiting on Tuesday -- the first losing team the Rockies have faced since the Marlins were in town June 22-24. That's the same Marlins who with a 50-76 record are battling the Padres (49-78) for the worst record in the NL.

And those are the same Marlins who have won both of their series against the Rockies, taking two of three in Miami April 27-29, and then two of three in that June visit to Coors Field. And if that isn't warning enough for the Rockies to stay alert, don't forget it was the Padres, who came to Coors Field April 9-11 and also took two of three from the Rockies.

That is one of only 11 series the Padres have won this season -- one of five on the road.

Padres Travel a Rocky Road

Start Date Opp W L Pct Sv ERA AVG
4/9/2018 at Rockies 2-1 1 .667 2-2 3.12 .226
4/12/2018 vs. Giants 3-1 1 .750 2-2 2 .263
5/4/2018 vs. Dodgers 2-1 1 .667 2-2 2.67 .269
5/17/2018 at Pirates 3-1 1 .750 2-2 3.34 .259
5/28/2018 vs. Marlins 3-1 1 .750 1-2 4.25 .281
6/1/2018 v.s. Reds 2-1 1 .667 1-1 3.67 .269
6/4/2018 vs. Braves 2-1 1 .667 1-1 6.33 .282
6/8/2018 at Marlins 2-1 1 .667 2-3 2.77 .183
6/11/2018 at Cardinals 2-1 1 .667 2-2 3.12 .255
8/7/2018 at Brewers 2-1 1 .667 0-0 5.19 .308
8/10/2018 vs. Phillies 2-1 1 .667 1-1 2.67 .212

The Padres have two hitters who have enjoyed their visits to Coors Field.

While Eric Hosmer has struggled in visits to Arizona, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the only NL park he has enjoyed has been Coos Field. And Wil Myers has the third highest slugging percentagee of any active player at Coors Field.

Comfortable at Coors

Hosmer Myers
Vs. Rockies Rest of West Player Slugging Pct.
BA 10 38 Adiran Beltre .718
OBP .389 .199 Giancarlo Stanton .714
Slugging .511 .267 Wil Myers .682
HR .667 .358 Ryan Zimmerman .674
Home Runs 2 5 Corey Dickerson .667
Runs 9 15
EBH 6 13

The Rockies have had overall success against teams with losing records. They are 68-56 overall, but 31-20 against the seven teams they have played they currently have losing records compared to one game above .500 (37-36) against teams with winning records. The only teams with losing records against which the Rockies have a losing record are the Rangers (1-2) and Marlins (2-4).

Adding to the Agony

Opp W L Pct SvOP IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Mets 6 1 .857 5-5 63 71 41 39 30 59 5.57
Nationals 3 1 .750 2-4 35 25 13 11 19 34 2.83
Reds 4 2 .667 3-5 57.1 66 28 28 22 53 4.40
Giants 8 5 .615 4-6 117.1 115 53 52 36 97 3.99
Padres 7 5 .583 5-7 106 97 54 51 33 115 4.33
Rangers 1 2 .333 0-1 25.1 26 23 22 14 27 7.82
Marlins 2 4 .333 1-1 52 50 24 19 19 57 3.29
Total 31 20 .608 20-29 456 450 236 222 173 442 4.38
Others 37 36 .507 22-36 648.3 605 358 340 251 610 4.72
Season 68 56 .548 42-65 1104.3 1055 594 562 424 1052 4.58

Tyler Anderson will start for the Rockies in the Tuesday game, looking to bring an end to a four-game funk, in which he is 0-2 and the Rockies are 0-4.

Looking for a Turnaround

Date Opp Dec Team IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
July 30 @StL ND L 6 3 4 4 1 3 5 .143
August 4 @Mil L L 4 7 7 7 3 3 4 .256
August 9 LAD ND L 6 4 1 1 0 1 6 .233
August 15 @Hou L L 4.1 7 9 9 3 3 4 .266
Total 9.30 ERA 0-2 0-4 20.1 21 21 21 7 10 19 .266
Before 3.57 ERA 6-3 10-11 121 102 52 48 17 41 112 .229
Season 4.39 ERA 6-5 10-15 141.1 123 73 69 24 51 131 .234

Anderson, however, is going to be on the mound at Coors Field. And while he had a no decision, the one solid start he has had in the last four games is the one he started at Coors field, allowing the Dodgers one run in six innings on August 9. It's not a surprise. That's part of a stretch of five starts at home where he has compiled the lowest five-game batting average allowed in Coors Field history.

Five and Thrive at Coors

Pitcher Opp BA W-L Team Dates
Tyler Anderson .15 0 1-0 2-3 July 4-present
Ubaldo Jimenez .161 1-1 3-2 May 21-June 21, 2008
Jeff Francis .168 3-2 3-2 June 6-July 29, 2006
Jason Jennings .172 2-1 2-3 June 20-Aug. 15, 2006
Jhoulys Chacin .175 1-4 1-4 May 9-June 10, 2011
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