Rockies Have Home Field Edge Ahead

The Rockies have survived a challenging part of their schedule, playing 21 of 35 games on the road. Now they find themselves with a home field advantage the rest of the season. The question is whether they can take advantage of it.

While they have lost 10 of their last 11 games, and have gone from first place in the NL West to third place, seven games behind the first-place Dodgers, the Rockies are still off to the best start in franchise history.

Best starts in Rockies history, where the team ended in the standings and post-season status:

  W L W-L% Rank Postseason
Season
2017 48 36  .571  3  TBD
1995 46 38 .548 2 Wildcard
2010 46 38 .548 3
2000 45 39 .536 4
2009 45 39 .536 2 Wildcard
2006 44 40 .524 4
1997 43 41 .512 3
2003 42 42 .500 4
1996 41 43 .488 3
2007 41 43 .488 2 NL Pennant
2011 41 43 .488 4
2013 41 43 .488 5

The Rockies open a seven-game homestand Monday night against the Reds, who are in town for four games. The White Sox are at Coors Field for three games next weekend leading up to the All-Star Break.

The Rockies pay 53 of their final 78 games against teams with losing records, including their next 19 games.

Dates Games Opponent
Mon-Thur 4 vs. Reds (35-46)
Fri-Sun 3 vs. White Sox 36-45
July 14-16 3 at Mets 38-43
July 17-19 3 vs. Padres 34-48
July 21-23 3 vs. Pirates 37-45
July 24-26 3 at Cardinals 39-42

 

And the Rockies 44 of their final 78 games at home.

The Rockies are enjoying their best effort ever on the road, but have not dominated at Coors Field. They know that needs to change in the second half.

How the NL teams fared on the road/at home so far in 2017:

Road Home
Team W L Pct Team W L Pct
Nationals 27 17 0.614 Dodgers 33 11 .75
Brewers 21 17 0.553 D-Backs 33 13 .717
Rockies 26 22 0.542 Rockies 22 15 .595
Dodgers 22 19 0.537 Cubs 22 16 .579
D-Backs 20 18 0.526 Reds 23 21 .523
Braves 21 21 0.5 Brewers 23 24 .489
Mets 19 19 0.5 Nationals 22 17 .564
Cardinals 17 21 0.447 Padres 23 22 .511
Cubs 20 25 0.444 Braves 20 20 .5
Marlins 16 23 0.41 Cardinals 22 22 .5
Pirates 16 23 0.41 Marlins 21 21 .5
Giants 16 30 0.348 Pirates 21 23 .477
Reds 12 26 0.316 Giants 17 21 .447
Padres 12 26 0.316 Mets 19 25 .432
Phillies 14 33 0.298 Phillies 14 20 .412
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