Rockies Settling In At Home

Nolan Arenado

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.

Coors Field

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:

Home Road
Team W L Pct Team W L Pct
Diamondbacks 26 9 .743 Astros 25 8 .758
Dodgers 27 10 .730 Twins 20 9 .690
Yankees 22 10 .688 Rockies 25 13 .658
Orioles 24 12 .667 Nationals 25 14 .641
Red Sox 21 11 .656 Indians 22 15 .595
Rockies 22 13 .629 Brewers 19 13 .594
Mariners 22 13 .629 Dodgers 19 16 .543
Cubs 22 15 .595 Diamondbacks 18 18 .500
Athletics 22 15 .595 Red Sox 19 20 .487
Astros 23 16 .590 Mets 14 16 .467

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:

Year W L W-L% Finish Postseason
2017 47 26 0.644 1st
2000 41 32 0.562 4th
1995 40 33 0.548 2nd Wildcard
2010 39 34 0.534 3rd
1997 39 34 0.534 3rd
2009 38 35 0.521 2nd Wildcard
2007 38 35 0.521 2nd NL Pennant
2011 37 36 0.507 4th
1996 37 36 0.507 3rd
2013 37 36 0.507 5th

Source: Baseball-reference.com

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.

Team G HR RBI AVG OBP SLG
Rockies 35 47 202 .295 .348 .493
Diamondbacks 35 58 216 .293 .364 .522
Nationals 32 50 170 .290 .353 .492
Red Sox 32 21 137 .284 .358 .406
Yankees 32 65 198 .281 .363 .519
Tigers 34 46 176 .278 .350 .474
White Sox 27 27 132 .269 .338 .421
Astros 39 61 167 .269 .333 .469
Reds 37 53 194 .267 .337 .470
 Braves 35 28 148 .267 .330 .401
Mariners 35 39 172 .266 0347 .419
Dodgers 37 58 198 .265 .345 .470
Marlins 34 46 155 .262 .332 .430
Rangers 37 51 187 .261 .338 .438
Indians 32 43 152 .260 .332 .448
 Rays 38 52 176 .259 .334 .441
Cardinals 36 34 139 .257 .333 .411
Twins 39 50 178 .257 .339 .431
Angels 37 45 160 .257 .322 .411
 Blue Jays 36 48 145 .255 .320 .431
Orioles 36 58 158 .254 .314 .444
Athletics 37 61 175 .251 .317 .474
Brewers 41 63 196 .250 .321 .456
Royals 35 32 126 .249 .303 .389
Pirates 37 30 124 .248 .325 .383
Phillies 32 37 127 .247 .316 .415
Cubs 37 54 167 .245 .334 .443
Mets 40 46 157 .234 .309 .389
Giants 32 18 100 .232 .287 .338
Padres 35 39 121 .232 .301 .388
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