Marc Stout’s “12 Day’s of RoxMas” continues with Day 8. To celebrate the 12 Day’s ‘Till Christmas, Marc has gathered together some of the coolest (and saddest) stats having to do with our beloved team. Stay tuned tomorrow for another exciting installment!
#8 – CHARLIE BLACKMON
8 – The number of players the Rockies currently have under contract for 2013 (salaries total 55.55 million).
(FYI – The Dodgers have 19 players under contract w/salaries totaling 209.4 million).
8TH of April – RHP JUAN NICASIO makes 1st start since neck fracture.
8/8 – ERIC YOUNG JR. leads off @ LAD with an inside the park HR
8 SPOTS IN BATTING ORDER – TYLER COLVIN (Yes, TYLER started at least 1 game hitting lead off through 8th in the order. He hit 8th 1x on the 8th of May)
8 GAME HITTING STREAKS – CHRIS NELSON and DJ LeMAHIEU
8 RUNS SCORED by rookie MATT McBRIDE whose middle name is HAGERTY and went to HS and college in BETHLEHEM, PA.
8 DOUBLES in 1 game (4/11 vs SF when the team had a season high 22 total hits)
8 DOUBLES – CHARLIE BLACKMON and TULO who each ended with BA in the .280’s…(.283 and .287 respectively).
8 HR’s – rooke JOSH RUTLEDGE (half in 4 straight games) and TULO (FYI – TULO has 160 doubles and 130 HR’s in his career)
8 HR’s vs RHP and LHP – MICHAEL CUDDYER
8 SOLO HR’s – TYLER COLVIN
8 GRAND SLAMS by the ball club; 2nd most in MLB to the Yankee’s 10. MICHAEL CUDDYER and TODD HELTON each hit 2 SLAMS.
8 RBI’S – JASON GIAMBI (7 of the 8 came in April and May…)
8 CAREER pinch hit and walk-off HR’s – JASON GIAMBI
8 CAREER muclt HR games – CARGO (4 came in 2012)
8 STOLEN BASES – MICHAEL CUDDYER (3rd most on the club…)
8 W’s vs AZ, LAD, and SD
8 W’s – when DEXTER FOWLER and TYLER COLVIN homered;(8-5 FOWLER/8-8 COLVIN)
8 W’ – LHP REX BROTHERS…the most on the team. In his W’s REX had this line (10.2 IP/8 hits/1 R/1 ER/10 K’s 0.84 ERA/.216 BA vs.)
8 L’s – LHP CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH and RHP MATT BELISLE. BELISLE appeared in the most games in MLB; 80 (tied w/4 others).
(In his 8 L’s BELISLE worked 8 innings and had an ERA of 16.88)
8 CAREER WALKS vs LH batters – LHP DREW POMERANZ (in 26 career starts)
8 HBP – LHP JEFF FRANCIS…7 vs RH batters and 7 at Coors Field.
8 R/ER allowed in his 1st start of the season on 6/9 – LHP JEFF FRANCIS (that outing added a HALF of a run to his season ERA of 5.58)
8 WP – LHP DREW POMERANZ, LHP CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH, RHP ADAM OTTAVINO, RHP JOSH ROENICKE
8 ERRORS – TULO (his .964 fielding % in 47 games was the lowest of his career)
8 ATTEMPTED STOLEN BASES when RHP JUAN NICASIO was on the hill. 5 of the 8 were CS; a 63% success rate.
8TH INNING – The only non extra inning the Rockies outscored the opposition: 98-89.