Are The Colorado Rockies Better (Or Worse?) Than 26-30?


Jun 8, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Brooks Brown (51) and catcher Nick Hundley (4) shake hands after the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. The Rockies won 11-3. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies have been… bizarre… this season, dealing with an eleven-game losing streak and inability to win at home, but playing well on the road and pitching much better of late. 

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The Colorado Rockies currently sit at 26-30, heading into play Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. While 26-30 isn’t good (and right now, it’s good enough for last place in what has become a very strong National League West), that record may also be deceiving.

The Rox dealt with an eleven-game losing streak – and several rainouts – between the end of April and the middle of May, and if you remove that streak from their record, the club is 26-19. That hypothetical .578 winning percentage would be the third best in baseball, bizarrely.

Obviously, you can’t remove the eleven-game losing streak, and the record the Rockies have now is the record they are stuck with as of June 9th. And no one is saying the Rockies are the third-best team in baseball (not even close). But is this club better than we think, only to deceive us with a bad record thanks to that long early streak?

I’m collecting my thoughts on this one — they don’t pitch well and the offense has sputtered, in addition to the fact that the team has played far worse than expected at home, but they are pitching much better lately and they are playing very well on the road — so I’ll hold off on my analysis for another day or two.

Instead, I want to hear from you: are the Rockies better than 26-30? Worse? Or is their record the record they deserve, all things considered?

As always, you know what to do: @RoxPileFS, or to me @BobbyDeMuro if you’ve got thoughts beyond the poll.

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