Quick Hits: Rockies Enjoy the Comfort at Coors

Tracy Ringolsby

The Rockies struggled in the state of Florida, going 3-4 to open the season with series at Miami (2-2) and Tampa Bay (1-2). Now, they are coming home. No National League team has enjoyed a bigger home-field advantage than the Rockies since Coors Field opened in 1995. The Rockies winning percentage at Coors Field is 154 points higher than on the road. The Pirates have the second-best home-field advantage among NL teams since 1995, but it's far from the Rockies. The Pirates check in at 104 percentage points higher at home.

The Dodgers, however, do present a challenge. The Dodgers are the only National League visiting team that has a winning record at Coors Field.

The home opener with the Dodgers does feature two pitchers who have had success at Coors Field. Among pitchers with a minimum of five starts at Coors Field, Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda (3.19) has the fifth lowest ERA. The Rockies Tyler Anderson (3.73) has the 12th lowest -- the third lowest among Rockies pitchers. Kyle Freeland's Coors Field ERA is 3.04, and Ubaldo Jimenez had a 3.67 ERA at Coors Field when he was with the Rockies (2006-11).

Anderson, however, hasn't had much success anywhere since late July. From the start of the 2018 season through July 25, he had a 3.57 ERA. Since July 24, however, his ERA is 6.90 -- a 3.33 increase.


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