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Sim Rockies pitching continues to struggle, despite a flurry of roster moves on Thursday

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Sim Rockies news and statistics from May 11-17, 2020

The Sim Rockies have been struggling as of late, just finishing their worst stretch on the season. They lost ten straight and were finally able to stop the bleeding on Sunday, beating the Sim Marlins 3-2. Back-to-back four game sweeps at the hands of the Reds and Giants made for an 0-8 homestand and two more losses made for a 1-10 record in the last three series.

The pitching continues to struggle, as the Rockies only have two pitchers with ERA’s under 4.00 (Kyle Freeland and Tyler Kinley). If you include pitchers with ERA’s under 5.00, that adds Tim Collins (4.15), Carlos Estévez (4.32), and James Pazos (4.30).

Hitting hasn’t been great either, as Nolan Arenado is the only hitter with an average above .300. Charlie Blackmon is almost there at .298 and Elias Díaz is hitting .288 (in 59 at-bats), but everyone else is hitting below .280.

Following the 14-6 loss (and second of back-to-back sweeps) at the hands of the Sim Giants, the Sim Rockies made a flurry of roster moves:

In 2018, it was Jon Gray who got sent to Albuquerque. In 2019, it was Kyle Freeland. In Sim 2020, it’s Germán Márquez. Márquez got rocked for seven runs on six hits in his last outing, which resulted in a ghastly 7.94 ERA and a trip down I-25 to Isotopes Park. Gray hasn’t looked spectacular either, with an ugly 5.36 ERA staring him in the face. Hopefully he won’t have to follow Márquez to Albuquerque again.

Ryan Castellani made his debut this week, in which he also got knocked around for six runs in 2 13 innings at Marlins Park. Hopefully that was just a fluke and he will look better in his next start.

With the win yesterday against the Sim Marlins, hopefully the Sim Rockies can turn things around. Márquez’ one-hitter last year stopped the eight game losing streak (and losing 12 out of 13 games) and started a new five game winning streak. The win yesterday wasn’t quite as remarkable (five hits and one run off of Kyle Freeland), but hopefully it starts a similar winning streak!

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The Sim Rockies have today off but head to Chicago for a second two-game set against the White Sox. They then return home for a three-game set against the Phillies over the weekend. As a reminder, we will definitely broadcast Tuesday’s and Friday’s games and will only broadcast subsequent games if the Rockies are going for the sweep. Follow along on Ben Kouchnerkavich’s YouTube channel for all the Sim Rockies 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