Colorado Rockies: Arguing over the best-pitched game in franchise history
Days without baseball combined with limited activities outside the house make for the perfect combination to argue over some of the best moments in Colorado Rockies history.
A recent article on ESPN.com detailing the best pitching performance for every Major League Baseball team has become a point of contention between me and several Colorado Rockies fans/friends in the Twitter DMs. The article states that, based on Game Score, Jon Gray‘s masterful 16-strikeout shutout of the San Diego Padres in 2016 (producing a Game Score of 95) was the best-pitched game in Colorado Rockies history.
On the surface, it’s hard to argue with that. After all, it was a magical evening at Coors Field in a September contest that didn’t really matter to either team … but the Gray Wolf was dealing that night in a game for the Rockies record books.
So yes, by number of strikeouts and by Game Score, it was an incredible outing. No argument there. But, taking everything into consideration, was it the best of the best for the Rockies? There are some other candidates we have been discussing in DMs so now we’re asking you if Gray’s game was the best … or was it one of the others we’ve been arguing over?
Let’s introduce you to the candidates.