Yesterday, the Colorado Rockies’ loss to the Cleveland Indians, marks game number 25 of 2021 Spring Training.
With Opening Day just around the corner, let’s take a look at three surprising stats from the Colorado Rockies this spring training.
Ben Bowden’s ERA
Rockies pitcher Ben Bowden has impressively held an ERA of 1.17 through 7.2 innings pitched over seven games. While it is a small sample size, it’s hard not to recognize an ERA that low.
Bowden isn’t someone who we expect to see in the headlines, but respect is given where respect is earned. Bowden, only 26, still has the potential to make his mark on the Rockies organization and perhaps, it could even be on the Opening Day roster but only time will tell.
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Trevor Story’s batting average … in comparison to some of his other stats
Rockies star Shortstop, Trevor Story, only holds a batting average of .194, the lowest of his eight Spring Training seasons with the Rox.
This isn’t the best time for Story to underperform with the bat, but only being Spring Training, we can’t see the Rockies management putting too much weight behind the slow start, especially with some of his other stats. For example, in his seven hits (in 36 at-bats), four have been home runs, which accounts for his high slugging percentage (.556).
The Rockies team total for runs scored
The Rockies as a whole rank third for runs scored, entering Saturday. I can’t imagine many fans would’ve expected this, especially since Rockies fan morale is currently sitting at an all-time low.
However, I will say I am proud of our Rockies. We haven’t had too many opportunities to boast about much lately. It’s not what I would consider a major accomplishment, but it’s is a nice stat to have regardless if it’s Spring Training or not.
With less than a week between us and the first pitch of the Rockies’ regular season, I personally am looking forward to seeing what the boys in purple will do out there when giving their best effort. We have a tough road ahead of us this season especially after the events of the last week, but all we can do is keep faith in our team and hope for the best. Win or lose, we love our Rockies.