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:
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.
|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: