By Comparison: Rockies Finally Put In the Clutch
There wasn’t any secret about the Rockies struggle through California, going 1-5 in in back-to-back three-game series at San Francisco and the Dodgers. The Rockies kept slipping in the clutch.
And then they arrived in Arizona, and rediscovered their ability to put up runs in the clutch.
The Rockies are hitting .200 with runners in scoring position in the first seven games of this road trip, and that’s only because they came through big time in Friday night’s 6-2 win at Arizona. No-hit for four innings, they wound up going 5-for-8 with six RBI with runners in scoring position.
And Ian Desmond came up with two of those hits and three of those RBI.
During that 1-5 nightmare in California, the Rockies were a combined 4-for-37 with runners in scoring position.
|9/14/2018||SF||1||0||0||0||2||0||Giants 3, Rockies 0|
|9/15/2018||SF||10||0||0||0||0||0||Giants 2, Rockies 0|
|9/16/2018||SF||6||1||0||3||0||0||Rockies 3, Giants 2|
|9/17/2018||LAD||5||2||0||2||1||4||Dodgers 8, Rockies 2|
|9/18/2018||LAD||8||0||0||0||3||1||Dodgers 3, Rockies 2|
|9/19/2018||LAD||7||1||0||2||0||1||Dodgers 5, Rockies 2|
|9/21/2018||Ari||8||5||1||6||3||1||Rockies 6, D-Backs 2|
|Totals||45||9||1||13||10||7||.200 batting average|
With the win on Friday night, the Rockies do have the second-best record in franchise history after 153 games. They, however, remain 1 1/2 games back of both the Dodgers in the NL West, and the Cardinals in the bid for the second NL wild-card slot.