Colorado Rockies: The top 10 Rockies killers of the past decade

DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 30: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 30, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 30: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 30, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 24: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 24: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /

Catcher: Buster Posey

The best catcher of the past decade and he just had to play in the NL West. Do the Rockies ever catch a break?

Buster Posey puts up, as all Rockies Killers do, yet another MVP-like stat line against the Rockies:

145 Games
.975 OPS
26 HRs

And a tOPS+ against the Rockies of 135, his 3rd highest against any team and the highest against an NL West opponent. The last time a Giant put up an OPS similar to Posey’s .975 against the Rockies? Why, it was Buster Posey in 2012 who put up a .957 OPS and accumulated 10.1 fWAR while winning the NL MVP. That’s right. Against the Rockies, Buster Posey is literally his 2012 MVP self. Isn’t that lovely?

Starting Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw

The starting pitcher came down to Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. Both sport extremely similar ERAs against the Rockies (3.27 for MadBum and 3.28 for Kershaw) and raise their game whenever Colorado’s on the schedule (116 tOPS+ for MadBum and 120 for Kershaw).

A tiebreaker was needed and honestly, it was pretty easy: One threw one of the most dominant no-hitters of all time against the Rockies and the other got in a dirt bike accident on a road trip in Colorado, so Kershaw wins yet again.

Against Kershaw, the Rockies have done the following:

.229/.288/.351 slash line
.639 OPS
282 K

That’s basically like he was facing Tony Wolters (.651 career OPS) every singe plate appearance when the Rockies were on the schedule. And now we have to deal with cute videos of his kid on the mound at Dodger Stadium and everyone loves them and all I can think about is how that kid’s gonna be mowing us down in 2038 and I’m gonna be vomiting profusely because I just can’t take it anymore.

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So there you have it. Your Rockies Killers from the past decade. Are you still wanting baseball back? Or are you OK waiting a little longer for the inevitable torture and pain these players will bring to us?

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