Thursday by Comparison: Rotation Carries Rockies In 2-Month Run

The Rockies return to the NL West pennant face during the last two months has been built around its starting rotation. The Big 3 in the Rockies rotation -- Kyle Freeland, German Marquez and Jon Gray -- have compiled three of the 18 lowest ERAs for a National League starting pitcher in the last two months, despite playing home games in Coors Field.

STRONG-ARMING THE OPPOSITION

Player Team W L Pct GS IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Aaron Nola Phi 5 1 0.833 10 67 44 12 11 2 16 70 1.48
Jacob deGrom NYM 3 5 0.375 11 80.2 62 19 15 3 14 98 1.67
Dereck Rodriguez SF 4 1 0.8 9 60.1 35 12 12 2 19 44 1.79
Clayton Kershaw LAD 5 1 0.833 10 67.1 51 19 15 4 8 61 2
Zack Wheeler NYM 7 0 1 10 64.2 50 15 15 3 18 64 2.09
Trevor Williams Pit 5 4 0.556 10 55 45 13 13 5 20 34 2.13
Zack Greinke Ari 5 3 0.625 10 65.2 48 17 16 7 15 63 2.19
Kyle Freeland Col 5 1 0.833 11 66 56 17 17 4 27 61 2.32
Rich Hill LAD 5 2 0.714 10 62 45 19 17 6 20 70 2.47
Max Scherzer Was 6 2 0.75 11 72 49 21 20 10 18 84 2.5
German Marquez Col 6 1 0.857 10 66.2 49 20 19 6 14 76 2.57
Derek Holland SF 2 1 0.667 9 55.2 50 19 17 4 19 62 2.75
Madison Bumgarner SF 4 3 0.571 11 68.1 62 24 21 6 29 61 2.77
Jack Flaherty StL 5 3 0.625 11 60.2 36 19 19 7 23 76 2.82
Jameson Taillon Pit 5 3 0.625 10 63.1 63 21 20 5 14 56 2.84
Joe Musgrove Pit 3 4 0.429 9 57.2 51 21 19 6 11 42 2.97
Patrick Corbin Ari 4 2 0.667 11 68.2 59 23 23 1 13 78 3.01
Jon Gray Col 3 0 1 8 55.1 39 21 19 7 10 44 3.09
Jhoulys Chacin Mil 7 2 0.778 11 65 47 26 24 7 19 58 3.32

The Rockies go into a four-game series at San Diego on Thursday having equaled the second best 132-game record in the franchise's 26 years. They are in second place in the NL West, a half-game behind the Diamondbacks, and game ahead of the third-place Dodgers. They also are in third place in the battle for the two NL wild-card spots, a game behind the Brewers, and 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals.

Year W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason Final 30
2009 73 59 .553 662 585 77 92-70 2 Wildcard 19-11
2017 72 60 .545 679 627 52 87-75 3 Wildcard 15-15
2018 72 60 .545 622 635 -13 TBD TBD TBD TBD
1995 71 61 .538 719 724 -5 77-67 2 Wildcard 6-5-x
1996 69 63 .523 800 783 17 83-79 3 14-16
2010 69 63 .523 610 572 38 83-79 3 14-16
2007 67 65 .508 664 628 36 90-73 2 NL Pennant 23-8*
2000 67 65 .508 801 726 75 82-80 4 15-15
2016 64 68 .485 701 675 26 75-87 3 11-19
2003 64 68 .485 706 703 3 74-88 4 10-20

*-Rockies beat Padres in a Game 163 for NL wild-card x-Strike-shortened season

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