By Comparison: Oberg Puts Nothing but Os on the Scoreboard
Scott Oberg has become a critical part of the Rockies bullpen. Since he came off the disabled list on June 27 — the game before the Rockies began their rebound from fourth place in the NL West, eight games out — he is 6-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 34 games.
And he is getting better. with a shutout 1 2/3 innings in Sunday’s win at San Francisco, he has made 10 consecutive scoreless appearances, one fewer than his club record set Sept. 5-29, 2015. He, however, pitched 10 1/3 innings in the record-setting stretch, and has worked 11 1/3 innings in his current strong-arming of opposing hitters.
Whole Lot of Nothing
|Aug. 30||@SD||L 3-2||1||2||0||0||11th: Reyes and Jankowski single; Urias F3: Myers 5-4-3 DP|
|Sept. 1||@SD||W 4-2||1||0||0||0||7th: Hosmer single; Renfroe 5-3; Reyes 8; Urias 5-3|
|Sept. 2||@SD||W 7-3||1||0||0||2||9th: Margot L8; Ellis K; PH Spangenberg K|
|Sept. 5||SF||W 5-3||1||0||0||2||8th: Slater K; Shaw K; G. Hernandez 6-3|
|Sept. 7||LAD||L 4-2||1||0||0||1||8th: Puig 4-3; PH Utley 7; Pederson K|
|Sept. 8||LAD||W 4-2||1||0||1||3||7th: PH Verdugo K; PH Bellinger W; PH Muncy K; PH Pederson K|
|Tuesday||Ari||L 6-3||0.2||0||0||0||7th: 1 out, 1 on: Escobar 4-6-3 DP|
|Wednesday||Ari||W 5-4||2||0||0||2||7th: Avila L8, Corbin K, Pollock K|
|8th: Escobar L9; Peralta 1-3; Goldschmidt 4-3|
|Friday||@SF||L 2-0||1||1||0||0||8th: Hernandez 6-3; Pence 7; Longoria 1B; Crawford 4-3|
|Sunday||@SF||W 3-2||1.2||1||0||3||6th: 1 out, 1 on; Slater K; Shaw RBI single; Ar. Garcia 1-3|
|7th: PH Hanson K; PH Pence K; Blanco 4-3|
|Totals||11.1||4||1||13||11 1/3 IP, 4 singles, 13 strikeouts, 1 walk; 2 double plays|
With an 82-67 start to the season, the Rockies have equaled the second-best record in franchise history after 149 games. With the win on Sunday in San Francisco, and the Dodgers loss at St. Louis on Sunday night, the Rockies are back in first-place in the NL West, a half-game up on the Dodgers.
The 149-Game Mark