Colorado Rockies: 5 April Numbers Every Rockies Fan Should Know
Yes, the month of April was magical for the Colorado Rockies. Despite losing in Arizona on a walkoff homer in the 13th inning by former Rockies player Daniel Descalso on Sunday, Colorado owns a 16-10 record and leads the National League West.
There have been a lot of things that have gone into Colorado’s successful first month of the season. Let’s take a look at five numbers that stand out from the first month of the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
What’s one of the biggest reasons for Colorado’s early success? Their ability to win close games. The Rockies are 8-0 in one-run games so far this season, making them the only team in Major League Baseball to be undefeated in one-run games
How much of an improvement is this year over last year? The Rockies went 12-20 in one-run games in 2016.
How good is Colorado’s one-run start? The last team in Major League Baseball to start 8-0 in one-run games was the 2004 Los Angeles Dodgers, who ran their streak of one-run wins to 10-0.
That’s how many consecutive games that saw Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon have at least one hit in the month. The streak ended on Sunday with an 0-for-6 day at the plate.
Blackmon’s 14-game streak was the longest in Major League Baseball of the month. Only Justin Turner of the Dodgers had a longer one (16 games). Blackmon’s streak was also tied for the longest hitting streak of his career, matching his run from July 5-22, 2016.
During his streak, Blackmon hit .362 (21-for-58) with four doubles, two triples, five home runs and 18 RBI.