By Comparison: Rockies Being Strong-Armed on Trip West

First came a matchup with Madison Bumgarner last weekend in San Francisco. Then came Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers, featuring Clayton Kershaw starting for the Dodgers.

And this weekend, the Rockies will go up against Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke.

Big deal?

Well the three of them have the second-, third- and fourth-lowest career ERA against the Rockies among active starting pitchers with at least 10 career starts against the Rockies.

Player W L Pct G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
Johnny Cueto 9 3 0.75 16 16 104.2 100 35 31 7 28 90 2.67
Madison Bumgarner 13 8 0.619 30 30 189.1 181 75 64 16 53 173 3.04
Clayton Kershaw 22 7 0.759 40 40 248 205 92 87 23 79 270 3.16
Zack Greinke 12 5 0.706 29 28 174.2 181 80 73 22 33 180 3.76
Wade Miley 7 2 0.778 14 13 85.2 86 37 37 9 26 62 3.89

The Rockies have slipped 1 1/2 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West, and also 1 1/2 games back of the Cardinals for the second NL wild-card spot. They have, however, equaled the franchise’s second best record ever after 151 games.

The 151-Game Ledger

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2009 86 65 .570 755 668 87 92-70 2 Wildcard
2017 82 69 .543 772 714 58 87-75 3 Wildcard
2018 82 69 .543 705 711 -6 TBD TBD TBD
2010 82 69 .543 732 657 75 83-79 3
1996 79 72 .523 914 894 20 83-79 3
2007 79 72 .523 783 716 67 90-73 2 NL Pennant
1997 78 73 .517 862 842 20 83-79 3
2000 76 75 .503 905 839 66 82-80 4
2016 72 79 .477 806 799 7 75-87 3
1998 72 79 .477 775 797 -22 77-85 4
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