Sunday by Comparsion: Rockies Successful Playing It Close

The Rockies have the best record in the National League in one-run games,  .622 winning percentage that is one point better than the Braves. The Braves have the edge on the road, finishing at .714, while the Rockies, the only other NL team with a winning record in one-run games on the road, check in at .571. At home, the Rockies are fourth in the NL with a .688 winning percentage in one-run games at home, but the Braves are 10th, just a one game above .500 at 8-7 (.533).

Total W L W-L% Road W L W-L% Home W L W-L%
Rockies 23 14 .622 Braves 10 4 .714 Braves 15 4 .789
Braves 18 11 .621 Rockies 12 9 .571 Cubs 17 5 .773
Brewers 27 18 .600 Brewers 12 14 .462 Phillies 14 5 .737
Phillies 21 14 .600 Giants 11 13 .458 Rockies 11 5 .688
Cubs 22 20 .524 D-backs 10 12 .455 Cardinals 10 7 .588
Reds 22 20 .524 Padres 8 10 .444 Pirates 15 11 .577
Giants 24 24 .500 Phillies 7 9 .438 Marlins 11 9 .550
Cardinals 18 18 .500 Pirates 7 9 .438 Dodgers 12 10 .545
Marlins 17 17 .500 Marlins 6 8 .429 Giants 13 11 .542
Dodgers 20 21 .488 Dodgers 8 11 .421 Braves 8 7 .533
Padres 16 18 .471 Cardinals 8 11 .421 Padres 8 8 .500
D-backs 18 24 .429 Mets 7 11 .389 Nationals 7 8 .467
Nationals 15 21 .417 Nationals 8 13 .381 D-backs 8 12 .400
Mets 12 24 .333 Cubs 5 15 .250 Reds 6 11 .353
Reds 9 22 .290 Reds 3 11 .214 Mets 5 13 .278

The Rockies go into Sunday a half-game behind NL West co-leaders the D-backs and the Dodgers, who are playing each other Sunday. A Rockies win in San Diego will put them in second place, a half-game back of the Dodgers-D-backs winner. 

The Rockies, meanwhile, are two games back of the Brewers for the second NL wild-card spot. 

Post-Season Pursuit

NL West W L Pct GB Last 10 Streak
D-backs 74 62 .544 - 4-6 Lost 2
Dodgers 74 62 .544 - 7-3 Won 2
Rockies 73 62 .541 .5 5-5 Won 1
Giants 68 69 .496 6.5 6-4 Lost 1
Padres 54 84 .391 21 4-6 Lost 1
Wild Card W L Pct GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 76 60 .559 - 7-3 Lost 1
Brewers 76 61 .555 - 6-4 Lost 1
x-D-backs 74 62 .544 1.5 4-6 Lost 2
x-Dodgers 74 62 .544 1.5 7-3 Won 2
Rockies 73 62 .541 2 5-5 Won 1
Phillies 72 63 .533 3 4-6 Lost 1
Nationals 68 68 .500 7.5 5-5 Won 1

The Rockies have equaled the franchise's second-best record after 135 games. This is one of only eight seasons out of the team's 26 years of existence they have had a winning record at this point in the season, the only time they have had a winning record despite being outscored.

Year W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2009 75 60 .556 675 599 76 92-70 2 Wildcard
1995 73 62 .541 738 732 6 77-67 2 Wildcard
2018 73 62 .541 628 647 -19 TBD TBD TBD
2017 72 63 .533 688 648 40 87-75 3 Wildcard
2010 71 64 .526 631 589 42 83-79 3
1996 70 65 .519 820 814 6 83-79 3
2007 69 66 .511 686 644 42 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2000 69 66 .511 814 741 73 82-80 4
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