Saturday By Comparison: Rockies Starters Have Started to Click

The opening days of August have been disappointing. The Rockies have lost three in a row, closer Wade Davis the victim of walk-off losses the last two games.

The Rockies, however, remain two games out of first place in the NL West, and they have a rotation that has been the best in baseball since June 28. The rotation has a 2.95 ERA in that stretch. The only other team in MLB with a rotation ERA below 3.00 is the Dodgers.

The Rockies have a 20-9 record, the best winning percentage in the NL, and a staff ERA of 3.32, second only to the Dodgers, who have a 3.22 ERA.

Rockies Rotation Pitching In

Starters W L Pct ERA Team W L Pct ERA
Rockies 12 3 0.8 2.95 Rockies 20 9 0.69 3.32
Dodgers 13 9 0.591 2.98 Cubs 20 11 0.645 4.58
Brewers 11 10 0.524 3.74 Pirates 19 11 0.633 4.31
Phillies 13 6 0.684 3.78 Phillies 19 12 0.613 3.53
Cardinals 8 11 0.421 4.01 Dodgers 18 14 0.563 3.22
Marlins 7 10 0.412 4.02 Brewers 18 16 0.529 4.48
D-backs 12 8 0.6 4.05 Braves 14 13 0.519 4.27
Pirates 14 11 0.56 4.24 D-backs 15 16 0.484 4.25
Giants 7 10 0.412 4.34 Reds 14 15 0.483 4.77
Braves 13 11 0.542 4.35 Marlins 14 16 0.467 4.76
Mets 8 14 0.364 4.36 Giants 14 16 0.467 3.83
Nationals 11 12 0.478 4.96 Nationals 14 16 0.467 4.36
Reds 7 9 0.438 4.98 Cardinals 14 17 0.452 4.59
Cubs 11 7 0.611 5.15 Mets 12 17 0.414 4.76
Padres 6 17 0.261 6.56 Padres 7 22 0.241 5.15

Even with the three losses in a row, the Rockies 58-51 record is the third best in franchise history after 109 games. It's only the eighth time in 26 years the Rockies have had a winning record after 109 games. 

Year W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2017 62 47 0.569 579 532 47 87-75 3 Wildcard
2009 60 49 0.55 535 479 56 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 58 51 0.532 518 525 -7 TBD TBD TBD
2010 57 52 0.523 522 484 38 83-79 3
1995 57 52 0.523 594 603 -9 77-67 2 Wildcard
2007 56 53 0.514 535 518 17 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2003 56 53 0.514 591 579 12 74-88 4
1996 55 54 0.505 646 667 -21 83-79 3
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