The Rockies finished off the sweep against the Padres Sunday afternoon, winning 9-5.
Chi Chi’s day
Starter Chi Chi González had a pretty poor game, despite only allowing one run. It took González 99 pitches to get through four innings. He allowed four hits, including a home run, and walked five batters. Given where we are in the season, that’s fine and all. It doesn’t change the fact that González is very unlikely to survive the offseason roster crunch.
Ryan McMahon continues power surge
Entering Sunday Ryan McMahon’s first and second half batting average and on base percentages were basically the same: .256/.332 in the first half, .249/.335 in the second. The big difference has been in his power. Prior to the All-Star break, McMahon’s slugging percentage was .399, but in the second half he’s slugging .503. That makes a big difference, as McMahon’s first half OPS+ was 96, compared to 117 in the second.
McMahon continued showing his power on Sunday, as he hit two home runs, his 21st and 22nd of the season. He added an RBI single for good measure. While McMahon’s first and second halves still don’t combine for a good season at the plate, his second half power display offers some hope he can be a positive contributor on offense in 2020.
Josh Fuentes also added a home run. His three-run home run in the seventh was what blew the game open.
Wil Myers, Rockies killer
That guy again. Wil Myers continued his Rockies killing ways on Sunday, reaching base four times. He had a single, drew two walks, knocked a double, and scored a run. Coming into the game Myers was hitting .412/.437/.721 against the Rockies in 2019. Considering that he’s only hitting .243/.325/.419 overall, his performance against the Rockies is the only thing keeping him close to a league average hitter this season. We’ll next see him in 2020.
The Rockies and Mets start a three-game set at Coors Field Monday afternoon. Antonio Senzatela starts against Steven Matz in game one. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 local time.