The Colorado Rockies were only able to salvage one game of their three-game series with the New York Mets this weekend after they had to play a double-header on Saturday due to Friday’s snow.
In the series, there were three positives and three negatives from the Rockies perspective and, as always, learning from the past can help shape the future.
So, first off, let’s start with the negatives.
1) The Rockies offense was anemic … yet again.
The Rockies offense scored 11 runs in the three games for an average of less than four runs per game.
That number is even worse when they scored three runs in game one and only one in game three.
The offense was also poor in a few other ways. As Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry mentioned in this article this weekend, the Rockies struck out an astonishing 17 times in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, which is only one strikeout away from the Rockies all-time record. That was only achieved in seven innings, though, which makes the stat look even worse.
This was also brought up.
Not a great stat to be the leader on.
The Rockies also hit .203 in the series, which brings their season batting average down to .221. Only seven teams have a lower batting average than the Rockies.
That and the Rockies penchant for not taking pitches and being disciplined at the plate means that the Rockies are dead last in baseball at on-base percentage (.270).
As for the discipline, the Rockies had seven guys who had a chase percentage higher than league average and eight guys that have seen more than 100 pitches this season and eight guys with a whiff percentage higher than league average who also saw more than 100 pitches this season, entering Sunday, per Baseball Savant.
Any way you slice it, the Rockies offense has let the team down … yet again.