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Sim Rockies news and statistics from May 4 - 10, 2020

The Sim Rockies are nearly a quarter through the simulated season now, having just finished their 39th contest, a 18-5 loss against the Sim Reds. We’ve learned some things about the team at this point, one of which being that they are finding much more success on the road (14-8) than at Coors Field (4-13). This is pretty odd, considering teams normally finish with a better record at home. But Coors is not the typical home ball field.

In the past ten seasons, the Rockies have finished with a better road record in exactly zero of those seasons. On average, the Rockies have won 10.5 more home games than road games per season. The 2018 season came the closest with only three more wins (47) than they were able to tally on the road. Despite the small sample of games, it’s going to take a significant correction to buck the early season trend suggesting this Sim Rockies squad is better on the road.

Pitching at Coors Field will always be a challenge, and the start to this simulated season is no exception. Sim Rockies pitchers are giving up almost twice as many runs at Coors Field (6.7) as they are on the road (4.0). This week, Chi Chi Gonzàlez, Germán Márquez, and Antonio Senzatela got shelled in their home starts, and relievers Jeff Hoffman, Jake McGee, Jairo Díaz, and Tim Collins all gave up multiple runs in their home appearances against the Reds. Last season saw the Rockies allow 6.7 runs per game at home, which was the worst performance they’ve had in a ten year span. Unfortunately the 2020 simulation suggests a repeat is in order.

On the bright side, the bats continue to show up, and the Sim Rockies can put runs on the board. We chanted ‘Sim Taco’s!’ three times last week. Most encouraging is Sim David Dahl on a hot streak that has brought his OPS up to .813 from last week’s mark of .640.

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This week, the Sim Rockies will take on the Sim Giants for a four game set at Coors Field and then head to Miami to take on the Sim Marlins. We’ll have another update for you next week! In the meantime, watch all of the Sim Rockies action on Ben Kouchnerkavich’s YouTube channel, and be sure to subscribe for alerts to future action!

Sim Rockies Batting Stats

Name AB HR RBI SB AVG R H OBP SLG OPS BB K WAR
Name AB HR RBI SB AVG R H OBP SLG OPS BB K WAR
Nolan Arenado 192 14 39 0 0.318 35 61 0.391 0.615 1.005 23 39 1.8
Charlie Blackmon 192 11 27 1 0.302 31 58 0.369 0.578 0.947 20 47 1.6
David Dahl 213 6 20 1 0.268 26 57 0.323 0.469 0.793 17 49 0.5
Ian Desmond 129 5 15 0 0.240 12 31 0.308 0.395 0.703 12 39 0.8
Elias Díaz 66 1 5 0 0.303 2 20 0.343 0.424 0.767 4 14 0.7
Josh Fuentes 9 0 1 0 0.222 0 2 0.222 0.222 0.444 0 2 0.0
Garrett Hampson 30 2 4 0 0.167 7 5 0.265 0.433 0.698 2 8 -0.1
Sam Hilliard 39 1 2 0 0.128 2 5 0.209 0.256 0.466 4 18 -0.2
Ryan McMahon 179 13 31 0 0.251 26 45 0.333 0.559 0.892 21 61 0.6
Daniel Murphy 195 3 17 0 0.262 18 51 0.316 0.390 0.706 15 28 0.3
Chris Owings 57 0 5 0 0.263 9 15 0.354 0.386 0.740 7 10 0.3
Trevor Story 207 13 30 4 0.251 31 52 0.305 0.531 0.837 17 55 1.1
Tony Wolters 109 0 11 0 0.165 10 18 0.242 0.193 0.434 10 21 -0.1

Sim Rockies Pitching Stats

Name W L IP K ERA WHIP SV BB G GS R ER WAR K/9 BB/9
Name W L IP K ERA WHIP SV BB G GS R ER WAR K/9 BB/9
Ryan Castellani 0 1 7.2 6 10.57 1.960 0 6 2 2 9 9 0.0 7.0 7.0
Tim Collins 1 0 10.2 11 3.38 1.410 0 6 13 0 5 4 0.1 9.3 5.1
Wade Davis 1 1 21.0 19 7.71 1.810 3 6 28 0 18 18 0.4 8.1 2.6
Carlos Estevéz 0 2 28.0 37 4.82 1.140 0 6 30 0 16 15 0.0 11.9 1.9
Kyle Freeland 3 2 52.0 27 2.77 1.120 0 13 9 9 16 16 0.4 4.7 2.3
Chi Chi González 1 4 44.1 31 5.68 1.400 0 10 9 9 31 28 0.5 6.3 2.0
Jon Gray 2 6 52.1 41 5.68 1.430 0 20 10 10 33 33 -0.2 7.1 3.4
Joe Harvey 0 1 6.0 5 15.00 2.170 0 0 7 0 10 10 -0.1 7.5 0.0
Jeff Hoffman 3 0 43.1 31 6.23 1.570 0 14 23 2 30 30 0.3 6.4 2.9
Tyler Kinley 2 0 19.2 25 2.29 0.920 7 6 19 0 5 5 0.5 11.4 2.8
Jake McGee 1 2 25.2 19 5.61 1.640 1 14 28 0 16 16 -0.2 6.7 4.9
Scott Oberg* 0 1 11.0 12 3.27 1.450 5 12 14 0 4 4 0.1 9.8 9.8
James Pazos 1 1 31.1 29 4.88 1.630 0 11 29 0 17 17 0.5 8.3 3.2
Antonio Senzatela 1 3 43.0 37 5.44 1.530 0 16 10 10 29 26 0.5 7.7 3.4
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Sim NL West Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Padres 31 22 --
Dodgers 27 24 3.0
Giants 24 28 6.5
Diamondbacks 24 29 7.0
Rockies 21 30 9.0

Sim NL Wild Card Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Brewers 32 22 --
Pirates 31 21 --
Reds 30 22 0.0
Nationals 27 24 2.5
Dodgers 27 24 2.5
Mets 25 28 5.5
Marlins 25 28 5.5
Cardinals 25 29 6.0
Giants 24 28 6.0
Phillies 24 28 6.0
Diamondbacks 24 29 6.5
Rockies 21 30 8.5
Cubs 22 32 9.0