Colorado Rockies: Three positives and three negatives from the Mets series
1) The Rockies starting rotation pitched well
The Rockies starting pitching pitched very well in the series and kept them in all three games and considering that it’s the team’s strength, it’s good to see them look like they have turned a corner.
Here were the final lines for all three starters in the series.
- Chi Chi Gonzalez: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s
- German Marquez: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K’s, complete game with the seven inning doubleheader
- Antonio Senzatela: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s
They averaged six innings per start and none of them allowed more than two runs. Without one of the worst bullpens and offenses in baseball to start the season, that usually means you’d win at least two of the three games, but baseball is a team game, not a game won by one guy.
2) Trevor Story looks to be heating up
Trevor Story had two of the Rockies four hits on Sunday and he also scored their only run, as well. He also went 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI in game two of the double header.
The advanced statistics indicate that he has been a victim of bad luck.
Entering Sunday (per Statcast), his barrel percentage was nearly double the league average. Also, his hard hit percentage was more than 35 percent higher than league average (47.7 percent compared to 35.1 percent league average) and his average exit velocity (91.8 MPH) and launch angle (15.9 degrees) are both higher than league average (88.3 MPH and 11.9 degrees).
Therefore, his expected slash line was (entering Sunday) .278/.359/.535 when it was actually .255/.288/.345 and he moved in the right direction on Sunday.