Okay, so Nolan Arenado thinks he is Robert Redford in the Natural, making the impossible so possible, having now put together back-to-back heroics that have lifted the Rockies to victories and rekindled thoughts of Coors Field Magic.
And the Rockies are starting to add to their resume for a season of success. They have started to dominate at Coors Field again. Yep, the team that opened the season as a road warrior struggling to play .500 at home has made a move in June.
After winning only 15 of their first 28 home games, the Rockies ran their June home record to 7-0 thanks to Nolan Arenado who on Tuesday night, delivered that come from behind blast in the Rockies 5-4 victory against the Diamondbacks this time.
Okay, so it was only a two-run triple in the eighth on Tuesday, not the first-ever, come-from-behind walk-off home run to cap off a cycle like he delivered off Giants closer Mark Melancon on Sunday but that was a two-run triple off the Diamondbacks Zach Greinke.
And the Rockies now find themselves with the third best road record in the big leagues — which isn’t too shabby considering the only time they have ever had a winning record at home in their history they were 41-40 — but they also have the sixth best home field record in baseball, the third best among the NL teams.
Top 10 home and road records in baseball this season:
Source: Stats Inc.
The Rockies go into Wednesday with a 47-26 record, one victory shy of the biggest margin over .500 in franchise history. That’s 21 games better than .500 in 73 games. The record of 22 games above break-even was set in 2009 and it wasn’t until Game No. 162 that the Rockies accomplished that, finishing that season at 92-70.
They, in fact, have had a winning record after 73 games only 10 times in the 25 years they have been in existence, and this year’s start is six games better than their previous best.
Top 10 Rockies record after 73 games:
Yes, the Rockies are leading the 30 MLB teams in average at home with a .295 mark, but they are second in RBI, 15th in home runs, third in slugging percentage and sixth in on-base percentage.