The Colorado Rockies have had very few bright spots lately but they actually have had from a starting pitcher not named Tim Melville.
Jeff Hoffman, like most of the Rockies this year, has had a very rough season for the Colorado Rockies. However, he has been one of a few bright spots in the past few weeks for the Rockies, particularly on the pitching front.
Since coming up on September 1, he has made two starts for the Rockies and outside of Tim Melville, he has been the Rockies most consistent starter in the month.
In his two starts in September, Hoffman has averaged 5 1/3 innings per start with a 4.22 ERA. He has allowed a bit more baserunners than you’d like in 10 2/3 total innings (17 baserunners) but only five have scored.
Part of the baserunner story is bad luck, though, as his opponent’s BABIP in those two starts is .393 but obviously, he’s been able to limit the damage.
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The only problem for him has been that the Rockies have not been able to score much behind him. In each of those starts, he has been saddled with the loss as the Rockies have scored a total of two runs in his two September starts.
While the 4.22 ERA and not even getting out of the sixth inning is not particularly great, it is a step in the right direction for Hoffman, who had an ERA of 7.81 in his previous nine starts. Also, compared to the rest of the Rockies rotation outside of Tim Melville, Hoffman has looked decent.
Peter Lambert, who is starting for the Rockies against the Padres this afternoon, has struggled mightily (10.36 ERA in his last six starts) as well as Antonio Senzatela since his return (15.83 ERA in three starts).
With the off day tomorrow, Hoffman will likely get his next start against the Padres against but this time, it will be at Coors Field on Friday.