As we enter Memorial Day, the Colorado Rockies would have 50 games under their belts had the regular season started already.
Hopefully, we will have some semblance of baseball in the near future in North America but for now, all we currently have is the Korean Baseball Organization and simulations of games for MLB teams, including the Colorado Rockies.
Our friends over at Purple Row have been doing a simulation of the Colorado Rockies season as well as broadcasts for most of those simulated games (you can check those out here).
Entering Sunday, the Colorado Rockies were 21-29 in the simulation in the first 50 games. That would be equivalent to a 68-94 record in a full 162 game season.
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In that simulation, obviously, things have not gone well for the Rockies as they had an extended losing streak recently and German Marquez was even sent to Triple-A Albuquerque after his struggles. In real life, that happened for the Rockies Opening Day starter two years in a row in 2018 (with Jon Gray) and in 2019 (with Kyle Freeland).
At the 50 game mark in 2019, the Rockies were 23-27. Their pitching staff started to falter in late April as before April 22, the Rockies had a team ERA of 4.03. From April 22 through their 50th game (May 25), their team ERA jumped up nearly two full runs to 6.01.
At the same time in 2019, the Rockies offense started to pick up as prior to April 22, the Rockies offense was only hitting .227/.287/.373 with an average of 3.5 runs per game. From April 22nd through their 50th game, they hit .276/.335/.509 and nearly doubled their average runs scored per game to 6.5.
Considering that the Rockies did not make any big moves during this past offseason, do you think that the real Rockies (in a 162 game season), would be better, worse, or about the same as the 21-29 area as Purple Row’s simulation has?
Let us know what you on Twitter @RoxPileFS as we will have a poll up on Monday and you can see if others think the same as you on the subject.