Colorado Rockies: 10 Interesting Stats You Might’ve Missed
The Colorado Rockies entered the All-Star break with a 40-48 mark, sitting 15.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the race for the National League West pennant.
The Rockies ended the first half with a four-game split at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a disappointing finish to the first 88 games when the Rockies were desperately hoping to have some momentum heading into the second half of the campaign.
With the All-Star break upon us, let’s take a look at some things you might’ve missed about the final few games of the first half. We thought you might find these 10 statistics interesting.
1. Friday’s loss to the Phillies marked only the eighth game of the season when the Rockies have lost after outhitting their opponent. They’re now 31-8 when outhitting their foes.
2. On Friday, Jon Gray pitched 6.1 innings and allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. It was his fifth consecutive outing at Coors Field tossing at least six innings and his fourth quality start at home. He’s now 3-0 with a 4.71 ERA in seven starts at home this season.
3. Trevor Story’s 57 first-half RBI are the seventh-most in National League history and are the most since Ryan Zimmerman drove in 59 for the Nationals in 2006.
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4. On Sunday, Tyler Chatwood pitched five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Chatwood has now pitched 50.0 innings without allowing a home run. That’s a span going back to May 15 in the top of the third inning against the New York Mets.
5. Also on Sunday, Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with his 10th stolen base of the season to extend his hitting streak to six games. During those six games, Blackmon is batting .370 (10-for-27).
6. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run into the upper deck in the bottom of the eighth inning on Sunday. It was the first home run to reach the upper deck of Coors Field since Joc Pederson’s 480-foot home run on June 2, 2015.
7. Speaking of CarGo, the Colorado Rockies All-Star outfielder went 3-for-5 with one double and one RBI on Friday night, marking his ninth three-hit game of the season.
8. After Sunday’s loss to the Phillies, CarGo now has a hit in 11 of his last 12 games at Coors Field. Overall at home, Gonzalez is batting .360 with 13 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and 40 RBI.
9. On Sunday, Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 to record his 10th career game of hitting two doubles.
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10. In Sunday’s loss, DJ LeMahieu recorded his 15th multi-hit game within his past 26 games. Over that span, the second baseman is batting .396 (40-for-101) with 22 runs, seven doubles, three triples, two home runs, 14 RBI, 11 walks and one stolen base.