The Colorado Rockies have played 120 games, which means we are entering the fourth quarter of the season.
Thanks to the horrendous play of the Colorado Rockies since the start of July, the ball club on 20th and Blake will not be playing in any games that matter in final quarter for the first time in three seasons. Many of the names on the team have remained the same, but the 2019 edition has taken a giant step back from their two previous playoff bound counterparts.
Take a quick look at some key numbers at the 120-game mark compared to the previous two seasons.
2017 2018 2019
Win/Loss 67-53 64-56 53-67
Home 37-22 31-27 29-29
Road 30-31 33-29 24-38
Games Back 18.5 1.5 26.5
Wild Card +1 2.5 10.5
RS/RA 629/570 557/581 633/706
1 Run Games 15-9 21-12 14-17
Record Vs West 29-21 26-24 24-33
Unless you haven’t been paying attention, you already know that the Rockies’ pitching has been awful and the numbers clearly show it. This season, the Rockies are giving up more than a run more a game than the previous two seasons. Only the Baltimore Orioles have given up more runs and they have 14 less wins.
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On the bright side, the Rockies’ offense has scored more runs than past seasons but there is a huge silver lining. The Rockies are in the bottom five in the Majors in runs scored per game on the road at 4.23 runs, which is more than two runs less than what they are averaging at Coors Field. This helps explain why they are 14 games under .500 on the road.
The other self-explanatory number is that the Rockies are in last place in the NL West due to the fact that they are currently nine games under .500 against teams in the division. In the previous two seasons, the Rockies had held their own against the foes in the West.
The good news for Rockies’ fans is that we are finally in the home stretch of what has been an extremely disappointing season. The bad news is that there are still 42 more games left for the Rockies to continue to find ways to disappoint us all. The 2020 season can’t get here fast enough.