Colorado Rockies: Checking in on the offense in the past month

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 20: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off of Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field on June 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 20: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off of Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field on June 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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In case you haven’t noticed, the Colorado Rockies have played very well in the last month and that is mainly because the offense has heated up.

The Colorado Rockies have been one of the best teams in baseball in the past month and it has been because the success of the the Rockies offense.

In the past 30 games (since May 21), the Rockies are 20-10.

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Even with the Rockies heartbreaking 4-2 loss in the 9th inning to the Dodgers last night, as a team, they are hitting .307/.367/.502 with 41 home runs and 191 RBI. They are also averaging 6.7 runs per game and 10.9 hits per game.

Almost all of the Rockies in the starting lineup are hitting above .300 in that span as well.

Tony Wolters is hitting .314/.412/.371 in that span with 22 hits, nine walks, and only eight strikeouts (and two of them were against Walker Buehler last night).

After his finger injury and struggles, Daniel Murphy has heated up a lot as in the last month, he has brought up his batting average just under 100 points from .176 to .270 as he has hit .337/.369/.548 with 35 hits, 12 runs, 4 home runs, and 25 RBI.

Ryan McMahon is one of a few guys that has not hit above .300 in the past month but he has still hit fairly well as he has hit .279/.347/.395 with seven doubles and 16 RBI.

Even though Trevor Story recently had to head to the 10-day injured due to a sprained thumb, before the injury and since May 21, he hit .339/.408/.652 with 7 home runs and 18 RBI with 12 doubles and 28 runs. He also had a tremendous BABIP of .443 in that span.

Nolan Arenado has hit .360/.438/.622 with eight home runs and 26 RBI along with 40 hits and 24 runs.

Ian Desmond, after his struggles for multiple seasons, looks to have turned a corner. He brought his batting average over .270 but after the Rockies tough loss on Friday, it dipped below .270 as it’s down to .268. However, he has hit .333/.387/.604 with 11 doubles, 5 home runs, and 19 RBI since May 21.

Even though he has played pretty well, of the Rockies three main outfielders, the other two have hit even better.

David Dahl has hit .359/.412/.573 with 4 home runs, 22 RBI, 42 hits, nine doubles, and 28 runs.

Charlie Blackmon spent some of the last month on the injured list as missed 15 games but in the last month, as you have probably noticed, he has been on fire. In 16 games since May 21, he has hit .447/.462/.882 with eight home runs, 21 RBI, 34 hits, five doubles, and 19 runs. Extrapolated out to a full 162 game slate, that would be equivalent to 82 home runs, 213 RBI, 345 hits, 53 doubles, and 193 runs.

While it’s not something that can be held out for the rest of the season, these are very impressive numbers for the Rockies. As a team, their offense went from one of the five worst in baseball to 19th in OPS+. However, if you exclude pitchers from that total, the Rockies are just about at league average as they are at 98.

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If the Rockies offense can keep producing even at a level slightly lower than this for the rest of the season, it could put some Rockies fans at ease as well as the Rockies front office. The main focus could be on getting the pitching staff back on track.