Eye on the Rockies: Seven Week Demise Has Been a Team Effort
The Rockies have been in a free-fall since June 21. They have faded from the No. 2 spot in the NL Wild Card, to ranking 10th out of the 12 Wild Card hopefuls.
At the Plate
The most explosive offense in the NL prior to June 21, the Rockies have slipped to seventh since. The batting average has dropped 26 points.
On the Mound
Both the starters and relievers have suffered in the seven-week meltdown. The ERA for the rotation has risen .31 and the bullpen has seen it's ERA climb by 2.11. The rotation has given up a .294 batting average since June 21, a 12-point hike, and the bullpen has seen the batting average for the opposition jump from .249 to .284.
A team that has prided itself on defense has gone from ranking fourth in the NL in fielding percentage prior to June 21 to 11th in fielding since.