Rockies striking out; batting .188 in disastrous start to postseason

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.

To wit:

  • 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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