Colorado Rockies: reflecting on the 2017 season month by month
The month of August was the only month that the Rockies were under .500 (unless you consider the one regular season game that they played and lost in October as a month).
The Rockies were 12-15 in the month. They didn’t lose games in droves but they could never mount a good winning streak. They never won more than three in a row (they even only did that once from August 3 through August 5) and they never lost more than four in a row (August 19-23).
The problem that the Rockies had been that the offense was inconsistent. They only hit .269/.344/.447 in the month and averaged 4.3 runs a game. That’s including a game where they had 17 runs and 18 hits on August 17 against the Braves. If you subtract that game out, in the rest of the month they hit .261 and averaged 2.6 runs per game.
The pitching staff had an ERA of 4.27 in August. The bullpen, even with Greg Holland‘s disastrous 13.50 ERA with four losses, had an ERA of 3.94 (their second best month only to May’s 3.81).
The main offensive force for the Rockies was (big surprise!) Charlie Blackmon. In the month of August, he played 27 games and he scored 27 runs, had 41 hits, eight doubles, eight home runs, 14 RBI, 19 walks (compared to 19 strikeouts), and an offensive slash line of .383/.484/.701 in the month.