Colorado Rockies: 5 interesting numbers from July
July team batting average: .278
The Rockies led the NL in batting average in the month of July at .278. Trevor Story (.358), Charlie Blackmon (.351), Carlos Gonzalez (.345), and Ian Desmond (.321) led the way. Colorado’s .830 team OPS also led the NL. At +43, Colorado had the best run differential in the National League in the month of July. The Rockies posted their fourth-highest slugging percentage for the month of July in franchise history at .490. Nolan Arenado led the team with 22 RBI in the Rockies’ 23 games in July while CarGo was close behind at 18.
July home record: 12-2
A huge part of the Rockies’ success in July was the fact that they played 18 of their 23 games at Coors Field. However, coming into the month, they were just 15-22 at home. That number was staggeringly bad, especially for the Rockies, and left many wondering if an extended home stretch would actually be a bad thing.
Somehow, the Rockies found a way to turn things around with a dominant 12-2 record at Coors Field for the month of July, improving their season record at home from seven games below .500 at the start of the month to three games above .500 by July 31 at 27-24.
July series record: 6-0-1
The Rockies did not lose a single series in the month of July. They won six consecutive series from June 29-July 22. Even more impressive, all of these series were against teams that were at or above .500 when the series started.
The only series the Rockies didn’t win was a two-game split versus the World Champion Houston Astros, in which their only loss came in extra innings. They followed that series split with a sweep of the Oakland A’s, who came into Denver the hottest team on the planet … but left the second-hottest.
When you put record-setting pitching with one of the league’s top offenses, it should be no surprise that you win most of your games. The Rockies just hope that they can keep up their torrid July pace as they head into August.