Rockies Twilight Zone: AL Competition

The Rockies embark on the inter-league portion of their schedule Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

The three games against the Twins will be the next step in the Rockies effort to establish the validity of getting off to the best start in franchise history at 24-15, and are 11-5 on the road.

They are 139-179 all-time in inter-league play, compiling a 5.24 ERA, .288 batting average and converting only 65 of 108 save opportunities.

They have lost only two of series they have played this year – both at home, against the Nationals (1-3) and Padres (1-2).

Opp W L Pct ERA AVG
SF 3 0 1 2.67 .238
SF 3 1 0.75 3.09 .200
Mil 3 1 0.75 4.37 .248
Ari 2 1 0.67 2.70 .219
SD 2 1 0.67 2.89 .190
LAD 2 1 0.67 4.00 .265
Ari 2 1 0.67 3.00 .189
ChC 2 1 0.67 3.33 .190
LAD 1 1 0.5 2.65 .246
LAD 2 2 0.5 5.75 .294
SD 1 2 0.33 4.33 .232
Was 1 3 0.25 10.75 .346

 

THE ROCKIES  have lost two out of three in their two visits to Minnesota, and are 5-7 overall against the Twins.

But there struggles go deeper than the Twins, whose all-time interleague winning percentage of .525 in inter-league games ranks ninth among major league teams, but also ninth among AL teams, underscoring the way the AL has dominated the NL overall. The Yankees have the best inter-league record (219-154, .587).

The Rockies .437 winning percentage against AL teams ranks 28th in baseball, ahead of only the Reds (.422) and Padres (.419).

 
Team Season W L Pct
New York Yankees 1997-2017 219 154 .587
Boston Red Sox 1997-2017 217 155 .583
Los Angeles Angels 1997-2016 203 161 .558
Chicago White Sox 1997-2017 202 164 .552
Detroit Tigers 1997-2017 199 166 .545
Oakland Athletics 1997-2016 198 166 .544
Texas Rangers 1997-2017 196 172 .533
Seattle Mariners 1997-2017 195 174 .528
Minnesota Twins 1997-2016 190 172 .525
New York Mets 1997-2016 178 164 .520
St. Louis Cardinals 1997-2017 164 157 .511
Cleveland Indians 1997-2017 183 183 .500
San Francisco Giants 1997-2017 168 168 .500
Tampa Bay Rays 1998-2017 176 176 .500
Atlanta Braves 1997-2017 170 172 .497
Miami Marlins 1997-2017 177 181 .494
Toronto Blue Jays 1997-2017 182 187 .493
Washington Nationals 1997-2017 177 186 .488
Chicago Cubs 1997-2017 156 165 .486
Baltimore Orioles 1997-2017 179 190 .485
Kansas City Royals 1997-2017 176 189 .482
Houston Astros 1997-2017 156 172 .476
Los Angeles Dodgers 1997-2016 158 176 .473
Milwaukee Brewers 1997-2017 145 169 .462
Arizona Diamondbacks 1998-2017 147 173 .459
Pittsburgh Pirates 1997-2017 141 174 .448
Philadelphia Phillies 1997-2017 153 194 .441
Colorado Rockies 1997-2016 139 179 .437
Cincinnati Reds 1997-2017 135 185 .422
San Diego Padres 1997-2017 143 198 .419

 

THE ROCKIES have had a winning record in inter-league play seven seasons out of the 20 years of inter-league play. They were 11-4 in 2006, their best season.

Rockies by the years in inter-league play:

Year W L TPCY
2009 11 4 733
2006 11 4 733
2003 9 6 .600
2010 9 6 .600
1997 9 7 .563
2007 10 8 .556
2011 8 7 .533
2000 6 6 .500
2008 7 8 .467
2016 9 11 .450
2004 8 10 .444
2005 6 9 .400
2002 7 11 .389
2014 7 13 .350
1999 4 8 .333
1998 4 8 .333
2015 5 15 .250
2013 5 15 .250
2001 2 10 .167
2012 2 13 .133

 

The Rockies have had a winning record against only two AL teams – 14-13 against the Tigers and 8-7 against the Orioles.

Team W L Pct
Orioles 8 7 .533
Tigers 14 13 .519
Rays 9 9 .500
Rangers 16 17 .485
Indians 10 11 .476
Red Sox 9 10 .474
Yankees 9 10 .474
A’s 13 15 .464
Royals 10 12 .455
Mariners 15 19 .441
White Sox 5 7 .417
Twins 5 7 .417
Blue Jays 7 11 .389
Angels 8 24 .250
Astros 1 7 .125

The Astros were in the NL prior to 20-13 and had a 80-79 edge on the Rockies in the NL.

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