Colorado Rockies morning after: A loss of epic proportions

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Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 31: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies walks off the field after striking out during the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on August 31, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The Padres defeated the Rockies 6-0. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The ugly: Stats from the last three weeks

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Want proof of the Rockies offense not playing well? Not including Tuesday’s game for the Rockies, the Rockies had a wRC+ of 76 since August 9 (the team was 11-3 before August 9). That is 3rd-worst in baseball in that span.

In that same span, they hit .256/.317/.399. From August 17 through Monday (August 31), the Rockies hit .231/.305/.354 with a wRC+ of 62, which is second-worst in baseball in that span.

For the pitching, after August 9, the Rockies have a team ERA of 7.22. Prior to August 9, it was 2.88. Overall, their team ERA is 5.52 now on the season. Before Tuesday’s game, it was 5.02, meaning their season ERA increased half of run just from one game.

In that span, the Rockies pitching staff has only struck out 6.48 batters per nine innings, which is more than strikeout less than the next lowest team (the Miami Marlins at 7.82 K/9).

They also allowed 1.71 home runs per nine innings since August 9, which is tied for third-worst in baseball in that span.

The team is 6-16 overall in their last 22 games. Therefore, they have gone from having the best record in all of baseball to being 9.5 games back of the Los Angeles in the NL West (and the best record in baseball) and in fourth place, 4.5 games back of the Padres for second place and 0.5 games back of the Giants.

Next. The Coors Field advantage seems to have disappeared. dark

The Rockies can forget about Tuesday quickly, though, with their day-game against the Giants at 1:10 p.m. (Mountain time) to try to regain a hold on third place.

Editor’s Note: All stats are from the Rockies PR team unless otherwise noted.