The Colorado Rockies have a record of 52-50 and sit nine games out of the lead in the National League West. They are a fourth place team that has a winning record, and it feels pretty safe to ay that they could use a little something. In all reality though this was just not their year. The key stat to consider here is their 20-32 record on the road. At home they have a record of 32-18, and that makes them the Detroit Tigers of the NL. All they can really do is finish off the year strong, and look towards getting a few more pieces for the 2011 season.
On the offensive side of the ball things appear to be all right. The Rockies have scored 469 runs, and as a team they are hitting .262. That is the fourth best team BA amongst the NL clubs. they have collected 900 hits that can be broken down like this; 162 doubles, 30 triples (tops in the NL), and 108 home runs. Rockies batters have fanned 792 times, and drawn 365 walks.
Pitching seems to be this clubs issue. The Rockies have given up 448 runs and the staff ERA is 4.13. They have given up 865 hits, and 81 of those were home runs. The only bright spot is Ace Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez who is 15-2 with a 2.75 ERA. The rest of the starters all have ERA’s above four, and barely a winning record among them. Their bullpen has struggled as well.
One of the biggest questions about this team was how much carry over would there be from the 2009 season. I think on the offensive side there has been some, however the pitching staff needs a lot of work. After blitzing their way to the playoffs a year ago they do have a winning record and that is a lot better than some MLB clubs.