The Colorado Rockies advanced past the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card game and find themselves in the Nation al Division Series against the top-seeded Brewers, and while it’s hard to complain about the success, Blake Street Irregulars podcast host Shawn Drotar (Mornings at 5280′) finds himself feeling like he’s been shouting into a hurricane all season regarding the Rockies’ offensive issues.
The team’s approach at the plate often defies logic, and now that they’re in the postseason – where runs are already at a premium – the Rockies’ “rip it and grip it” style is killing the team’s momentum at the plate, and on the scoreboard.
Following their 10-inning, 3-2 loss to the Brewers in NLDS Game 1 – where they had only one hit in the first eight innings, despite facing only relievers on a day where the Brewers put a pot luck of pitchers on the mound – the Rockies’ offensive numbers have became a horror show more fit for Halloween than the playoffs.
- The Rockies have scored only four runs in 23 postseason innings, equal to a meager 1.6 runs per nine innings
- In those games, the Rockies are batting an abysmal .188 (15-for-80) with only five walks and a whopping 25 strikeouts (31.3 percent)
- With runners in scoring position, the Rockies are hitting .133 (2-for-15) and have left a whopping 14 runners on base
For the Rockies to advance in the postseason, they’ll have to do better – pronto.
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