Colorado Rockies: August numbers you should know
By Ryan Ladika
Colorado Rockies play-by-play broadcaster Drew Goodman made an interesting point during Colorado’s 9-8 Labor Day victory over the San Francisco Giants. He noted that the month of August could be broken up into three parts: Colorado’s slow 2-7 start to the month, followed by an 11-4 run, and then a disappointing 1-3 finish.
Overall, the Colorado Rockies completed the penultimate month of the 2018 regular season with a 14-14 record, good enough to keep them in the division race at 1.5 games back of first place.
August was a roller coaster ride for the Rockies, not unlike the rest of the regular season to this point. The Rockies’ .500 winning percentage was tied for sixth in the National League, and the club’s 14 wins were tied for the fifth. Ten of those 14 wins were in come-from-behind fashion, including three walk-offs. Would Rockies fans have liked to see a few more wins? Probably, but their .500 month kept them in the division race, which is crucial entering the final month of the regular season.
The story of the month, though, was the Rockies’ four-game road sweep of the first-place Atlanta Braves, which wrapped up a stretch of 46 straight games against teams north of .500. Colorado finished 30-16 during that span.
Let’s take a look at some pitching and hitting statistics that stood out from the month.