The slugging third baseman played all 18 of his MLB seasons in the National League, so there were plenty of opportunities for Ramirez to face Rockies pitching.
In 85 games against Colorado, Ramirez belted 20 homers, part of a .305/.360/.581 slash line and .941 OPS against Rockies pitchers.
That includes a three-run shot in Pittsburgh against Rockies starter Chris Rusin in August of 2015.
With just 46 of his 1,527 career games coming in the National League (as a member of the Atlanta Braves in the final stop of his five-team, 12-year career), Swisher totaled just 43 plate appearances against Colorado. He went 6-for-32 against the Rockies, but three of his six hits were home runs.
While the Rockies didn’t see much of Swisher, they saw plenty of Victorino in the regular season and postseason as well.
During his eight years in Philadelphia, Victorino was a member of the Phillies team that lost to Colorado in the 2007 NLDS and gained revenge on the Rockies by knocking them out of the postseason in the 2009 NLDS.
The outfielder was a thorn in Colorado’s side in the 2009 postseason, going 6-for-17. He was 2-for-5 in Game 4 of the 2009 NLDS and scored one of the runs that knotted the game on Ryan Howard’s ninth-inning double before Jayson Werth knocked Howard home for what would be the winning and series-clinching run.
Zito pitched for 15 big league seasons, including seven as a member of the San Francisco Giants. In 25 games against the Rockies (23 starts), the southpaw logged an 8-5 mark and 3.20 ERA.
While Zito was 3-4 with a 4.39 ERA in 67.2 innings at Coors Field, he was masterful in his first start of the 2012 season, throwing a four-hit complete game at 20th and Blake as the Giants recorded the 7-0 win over Colorado. Zito struck out four and didn’t walk a batter, needing just 114 pitches to finish the shutout, his first in almost nine years.