So the Rockies go into San Diego during the weekend, compile a 2.39 ERA and allow a batting average of .194. And what happens? They lose two of three. What's worth noting is that the Rockies have had an ERA of 2.88 or lower in only eight series this season -- six on the road and two at home -- and have won only five of those series, which includes a one-game stop in Denver by Atlanta Aug. 26 for a make up game.
At the Plate
Just what is the Coors Field factor? Well, the Rockies are leading MLB with a .303 average at Coors Field. And when they are on the road? They have the worst average of any team in MLB at .230.
On the Mound
The Rockies bullpen has been a concern. It does have the highest road ERA in the NL West at 5.11, that's more than a half runner higher than the Padres, who rank No. 4 among the five NL West teams. Sunday the relievers combined to allow one run on two hits in 4 1/3 innings, but the Rockies came away with a loss, just the same.
Add durability to the list of accomplishments for Nolan Arenado. Arenado appeared in his 775th big-league game on Sunday. That ranks him fourth among NL players, two behind Freddy Galvis and Manny Machado, and Eric Hosmer.