Colorado Rockies: Five trends that will continue throughout the season

DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 20: Pitcher Brian Shaw #29 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 20, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 20: Pitcher Brian Shaw #29 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 20, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 19: Pitcher Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 19: Pitcher Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The offense being below average

The biggest issue for the Rockies to start the season, particularly in their 12 losses in 13 games part of the season from March 30 through April 13. During that span, the Rockies offense averaged 2.3 runs per game and hit .192/.248/.293 as a team.

Overall, the Rockies offense is hitting .232/.293/.404, an average of 4.2 runs per game, and an OPS+ of 71, which is third to last in baseball. According to the Rockies PR team, the Rockies are 12-5 when scoring four runs or more but they are only 1-12 when scoring three runs or less.

This is in the middle of the worst era for Rockies offense in their franchise history, as we showed you in this article nearly three weeks ago.

But “you just know they’re going to hit.”

Some question marks in the bullpen

Wade Davis, Scott Oberg, and Bryan Shaw have been excellent in the Rockies bullpen. Each of the three have an ERA between 0.90 between 1.32.

However, every other person who has pitched at least 3+ innings out of the bullpen has an ERA between 4.50 and 6.75 (that is a total of seven guys). That’s a big problem, especially when you have an eight-man bullpen.

I think that Seunghwan Oh has the best chance of the seven to be reliable guy out of the bullpen for the Rockies. Even if that’s the case, though, the Rockies would still have half of their bullpen with an ERA of 4.50 or higher.

That’s still not good and that’s part of the reason why if the Rockies are in contention in July, one of their main areas that they will try to make better is the bullpen.

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