The Rockies have been dominant at Coors Field. It's not the Coors Field of old, where every game was a shootout. But the Rockies lineup and top hitters Matt Holliday and Todd Helton still fare better at home with a large doubles-hitter-friendly outfield.
.280, 1st in NL
860, 2nd in NL
171, T-7th in NL
.791, 2nd in NL
Some would think the Rockies' impressive hitting stats were due to playing in the thin Rocky Mountain air. Although Coors Field may not be a pitcher's park, the humidor has helped. However, it hasn't slowed down the Rockies this season.
Avg.: Holliday, .340, 1st in NL
HRs: Holliday, 36, 4th in NL
RBIs: Holliday, 137, 1st in NL
Runs: Holliday, 120, 3rd in NL
OPS: Holliday, 1.012 3rd in NL
SB: Willy Taveras, 33, 8th in NL
Holliday led the Rockies in almost every offensive category, but his teammates don't need to feel bad because he led the NL in most categories as well and is an obvious MVP candidate. Helton did beat out Holliday in on-base percentage and the veteran is one of the toughest outs in baseball.
4.32, 8th in NL
4.58, 9th in NL
3.85, 6th in NL
967, 14th in NL
164, 12th in NL
.266, 8th in NL
Wins: Jeff Francis, 17, 4th in NL
ERA (starter): Aaron Cook, 4.12, 20th in NL
ERA (reliever): Manny Corpas, 2.08
Strikeouts: Francis, 165, 13th in NL
Saves: Brian Fuentes, 20, 12nd in NL
Holds: Jorge Julio/LaTroy Hawkins, 17, 18th in NL
HRs allowed: Francis, 25, 16th in NL
Opponents BA: Francis, .278, 24th in NL
The Rockies starting rotation was a revolving door because of injuries, but Francis was the one constant. Francis did not miss a start due to injury and tied the franchise record for victories.
.989, 1st in NL
67, lowest in NL
The Rockies had the highest all-time fielding percentage of any team in MLB history. The Rockies outfielders cover a lot of ground and the infielders rarely make a mistake. If they make a bad throw, it's usually negated by Helton's ability to dig balls out of the dirt.
1B Helton, .999, 1st in NL
SS Tulowitzki, .987, 1st in NL
Tulowitzki anchored the defense at shortstop and made a habit of making the spectacular play. Both Tulowitzki and Helton are candidates for a Gold Glove.
Rockies vs. Phillies
Game by game
July 6: Rockies 6, PHillies 5 -- Torrealba single wins it in 11th
July 7: Rockies 6, Phillies 3 -- Rain delay propels Lopez and Rockies
July 8: Phillies 8, Rockies 4 -- Karma on Phillies side
Sept. 10: Phillies 6, Rockies 5 -- Rockies robbed of Torrealba's homer, Phillies win in 10
Sept. 11: Rockies 8, Phillies 2 -- Morales pitches Rockies to victory
Sept. 12: Rockies 12, Phillies 0 -- No starting pitcher, no problem as Rockies rout Phillies
Sept. 13: Phillies 12, Rockies 4 -- Phillies rough up Francis
The Rockies won the season series 4-3 but felt they were robbed of a game in Philly. A Yorvit Torrealba homer was ruled a groundrule double and the Rockies went onto lose in extras.
ROCKIES VS. POSTSEASON TEAMS
vs. Red Sox:
The Rockies played their best baseball against the best teams, which their 21-17 record against playoff teams proved.
Mark Redman (4 G, 0-1, 6.50 ERA)
Matt Herges (3 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
LaTroy Hawkins (10 G, 1-0, 6.75 ERA)
The Rockies have little postseason experience and their pitchers aren't any different. Redman helped the Marlins win the World Series in 2003, but he's the only Rockies starter with postseason experience. Herges only has four innings of postseason experience, while Hawkins didn't fare well in the playoffs when he was with the Twins.