Colorado Rockies: reflecting on the 2017 season month by month
The Colorado Rockies regular season ended yesterday with a 6-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the loss, they would end the season with a 87-75 record, good enough to net the club with the second National League Wild Card spot. They will face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card game on Wednesday.
Even though it was an up and down ride for the Colorado Rockies and their fans during the season, when you look at the team month-by-month, their season presents a different story than you may imagine.
On April 13, Jon Gray went down with a foot injury that would sideline him until June 30. Chad Bettis was out with cancer treatments until August. Tyler Anderson had an ERA of 7.71 on the month. Free agent signing Ian Desmond did not make his season debut until April 30. Carlos Gonzalez hit .216 on the month. You would think with all of those things that the Rockies would have not played well in the month but, if you remember correctly, the Rockies had an excellent month of April.
They were 16-10 on the month. They even had a tough schedule as they faced the Brewers to open the season, five games with the Dodgers, four with the Washington Nationals, and three with the Arizona Diamondbacks.