Colorado Rockies: Comparing the season’s third quarter by the numbers

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 12: Jake McGee #51 of the Colorado Rockies stands on the mound after allowing a sixth inning home run to Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on August 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 12: Jake McGee #51 of the Colorado Rockies stands on the mound after allowing a sixth inning home run to Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on August 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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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.

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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.

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