In case you checked out on keeping up with the game action of the Colorado Rockies, they actually just swept the San Diego Padres to complete a week in which they went 5-1.
With their sweep of the San Diego Padres this past weekend, the Colorado Rockies went 5-1 in a week (Monday through Sunday) for the first time since they went 7-0 in the span of Memorial Day (May 27) through Sunday, June 2 in which they swept both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Toronto Blue Jays.
They now have won three in a row twice last week and the last time they won three games in a row overall was when they won four against the D’Backs (one game) and swept the Marlins at Coors Field from August 14 to 18.
Prior to that, the last time that happened was June 18-20 against the D’Backs in the series following the ultimate Coors Field series against the Padres over Father’s Day weekend.
The Rockies have mainly been more successful in the past week due to the offense waking up.
In the first seven games of the month, the Rockies went 1-6 and the Rockies offense hit .197/.262/.345 and they averaged only 3.0 runs per game. This week, the Rockies hit .290/.379/.565 and they averaged 6.3 runs per game.
Some of the hottest bats this past week included Nolan Arenado who, even with having an off day on Sunday, went 8-for-16 with 3 homers and 8 RBI along with three doubles during the week. Daniel Murphy, who nearly had the entire day off on Sunday except for a pinch hitting appearance, also hit .368 during the week with two doubles and four RBI.
On Sunday, the Rockies had three of their young players have three hit games as Ryan McMahon, who started at third base in place of Arenado, went 3-for-5 with two homers, three runs, and four RBI. Garrett Hampson went 3-for-4 with three runs and a walk and Josh Fuentes, cousin of Arenado, went 3-for-5 with his second career homer (he hit his first earlier this week), four RBI, and two runs.
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The Rockies pitching staff had a few good games and a few really bad games during the week. To start the week, they allowed a combined two runs in the first two games of the Cardinals series.
Jairo Diaz recorded three saves, including a six out save, this week. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last eight appearances (8 2/3 IP) and batters are only hitting .219/.265/.219 against him in that span. To take it back even further, since July 25 (22 innings), he has only allowed three earned runs (five unearned runs too) so his ERA in that span is 1.23 ERA. In that span, opponents are hitting .203/.247/.304.
The Rockies will look to continue their ways against the New York Mets, who lost two of three to the Dodgers at home this past weekend. Later today, Kevin Henry and I will drop a podcast with a preview of the Mets series and much more so stay tuned to the site for some keys to the series.