By Comparsion: Desmond Has Knack to Drive In Runs

After the Rockies loaded the bases with nobody out in the first inning on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, it was Ian Desmond who came to the plate with two out, the bases still loaded, and delivered a two-run single.

Turned out they were the only two runs the Rockies scored, but it was another case of Desmond, who has not had a year he would like to have had, coming through when it counts. Hitting .235 overall, he has a .275 average with runners in scoring position, and his 81 RBI are second among NL players hitting .240 or lower. Desmond is one RBI behind Carlos Santana of the Phillies.

Player Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Carlos Santana Phi 150 523 80 122 27 2 23 82 105 88 .233
Ian Desmond Col 149 520 76 122 20 8 20 81 45 138 .235
Travis Shaw Mil 143 470 68 113 23 0 29 79 73 99 .240
Michael Conforto NYM 143 507 72 121 22 0 26 75 73 151 .239
Yasmani Grandal LAD 131 410 61 96 20 1 23 67 67 117 .234
Freddy Galvis SD 153 563 57 135 28 4 12 65 43 140 .240
Paul DeJong StL 106 401 67 95 21 1 19 62 34 112 .237
Adam Duvall Cin-Atl 135 376 46 72 19 0 15 61 37 114 .191
Justin Bour Mia-Phi 133 411 49 95 13 1 20 59 72 122 .231
Todd Frazier NYM 105 381 52 84 16 0 18 58 42 101 .220
Kyle Schwarber ChC 128 401 61 96 12 3 25 58 73 130 .239
Dansby Swanson Atl 132 468 49 112 24 4 14 58 41 120 .239

Frustrating as the last week has been, the Rockies 82-70 matches a year ago for the second best in franchise history after 152 games. The franchise record is 86-66 in 2009

With 10 Games to Play

Year W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2009 86 66 0.566 758 674 84 92-70 2 Wildcard
2017 82 70 0.539 772 718 54 87-75 3 Wildcard
2018 82 70 0.539 707 716 -9 82-70 2
2010 82 70 0.539 741 667 74 83-79 3
2007 80 72 0.526 789 721 68 90-73 2 NL Pennant
1996 79 73 0.52 914 903 11 83-79 3
1997 78 74 0.513 866 847 19 83-79 3
2000 77 75 0.507 918 843 75 82-80 4
2016 73 79 0.48 817 800 17 75-87 3
1998 72 80 0.474 776 801 -25 77-85 4
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