The 2012 Colorado Rockies don't appear to be going anywhere. They're eight games under .500 and 10.5 games behind the pace in the NL West. Their franchise shortstop just landed on the disabled list. Manager Jim Tracy might be one of the most overmatched skippers in the game. There's such a desperate nature to the starting rotation, Jamie Moyer was given a two-month tryout.
But at least we can still enjoy the fruits of Coors Field. When you put the Rockies into their home stadium, magic routinely happens.
The Rockies completed a four-game sweep over the Astros with an 11-5 laugher on Thursday. Colorado outscored Houston by a 40-23 count for the week. The Rockies are far and away the top scoring team at home this year (177 runs, 32 clear of Boston), and they also lead the majors in home slugging and home OPS. They're third in batting average, third in OBP.
Colorado also has a losing record at home, 13-14, which tells you something about their pitching (worst ERA in the NL). But here's the bottom line: humidor or not, Coors Field is still a beast to be reckoned with, a place where batting averages get inflated and ERAs go to perish.Read More »from Closing Time: Still Coors after all these years