4 NL West players who slashed the Colorado Rockies in 2021
By Kevin Henry
Slasher movies are always in season for a certain segment of the population. However, around Halloween, scary tales involving Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger get a bump in the “turn the lights down and watch this now” category.
Say “slash” to a baseball fan, however, and a different meaning to the word might pop to mind. According to the definition of “slash line” on MLB.com, “Slash line is a colloquial term used to represent a player’s batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Those three stats are often referenced together in baseball media with forward slashes separating them, which is where the term slash line comes from.”
With Halloween just around the corner and it being a “slash” time of year, we thought now would be an interesting time to look back at one player from each of the four National League West rivals of the Colorado Rockies who put up some impressive slash lines against the Rockies in 2021.
The San Francisco Giants player who slashed the Colorado Rockies in 2021
San Francisco Giants — Buster Posey
2021 slash line against Colorado: .380/.446/.640 with an OPS of 1.086 (19-for-50 at the plate)
Career against Colorado: .339/.418/.568 with an OPS of .985 (555 at-bats)
We start with a player who has slashed the Rockies throughout his long career (he debuted in September, 2009). Posey had a solid age-34 season all around, but certainly found his stroke (as always) against Colorado.
Posey’s best overall game at the plate against any team in 2021 came against Colorado during a 12-0 win in San Francisco on April 26. Posey went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, and 3 RBI. He also had three hits in a game against the Rockies on two separate occasions.
Is it any wonder we named one of the biggest Rockies killers of the past decade?