By Comparison: Rockies Finally Put In the Clutch

RISP September AVG
Charlie Blackmon .500
Ian Desmond .400
DJ LeMahieu .360
Trevor Story .278
David Dahl .250
Nolan Arenado .217
Chris Iannetta .167
Carlos Gonzalez .091

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.

Clutch Adventures

RISP
Date At AB H 2B RBI BB SO Result
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.

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2009 86 67 .562 762 679 83 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 83 70 .542 713 718 -5 TBD TBD TBD
2017 82 71 .536 772 721 51 87-75 3 Wildcard
2010 82 71 .536 742 669 73 83-79 3
2007 81 72 .529 798 725 73 90-73 2 NL Pennant
1996 80 73 .523 920 907 13 83-79 3
1997 78 75 .510 872 854 18 83-79 3
2000 77 76 .503 922 851 71 82-80 4
2016 73 80 .477 821 807 14 75-87 3
1998 73 80 .477 781 805 -24 77-85 4


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