The Colorado Rockies broke new ground during the 2007 season, winning the National League Pennant after finishing with a remarkable 90-73 season under manager Clint Hurdle. It marked the first time the franchise, founded in 1993 during MLB’s expansion season, that the Rockies reached the World Series. What was more impressive was the fact the Rockies accomplished the feat as a wildcard playoff team, knocking off the Philadelphia Phillies and the top-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks along the way.
The Rockies faced a powerhouse Boston Red Sox team that went on to win four straight games in the final and break their longstanding championship drought. The Rockies have only made it back to the playoffs once since that 2007 run — two years later when the club dropped the NLDS in four games to the Phillies. The only other time the Rockies reached the post-season was in 1994, also losing in the NLDS is four games to the Atlanta Braves.
The franchise has had its fair share of long-ball hitters but none better than former first baseman Todd Helton, whose 369 home runs stands as a club record to this day. Helton also collected 2,519 hits in a Rockies uniform — a mark that is also a franchise best.
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The Colorado Rockies have the luxury of playing the MLB’s most home run friendly ballparks — Coors Field.
Powered by third baseman Nolan Arenado, the Rockies boast one of the most lethal lineups at the plate, especially when the club is playing on home field. In 2016, the Rockies led the National League in runs scored (845) and hits (1,544). The club finished second behind the St. Louis Cardinals in home runs, hitting 204 throughout the season.
Arenado continues to be the backbone to the Rockies’ potent offense, hitting back-to-back 40-plus home run seasons. In 2016, the all-star corner infielder hit 41 home runs, which tied for the NL lead with Milwaukee slugger Chris Carter. The previous season Arenado was just as lethal at the plate, knocking out 42 homers and adding 130 RBIs.
It’s no secret that when putting your money down on the Rockies, it’s often wise to take the over when the club is playing at Coors Field. The club finished with a winning record of 42-39 on its home soil and bettors can expect that trend to continue in the future.
While the Rockies led the league in runs for, the team also finished among the league leaders in runs against in 2016, giving up the second most at 860. Colorado is lacking star power on the mound and relies far too much on the long ball to win many of their games. While that may work against the weaker clubs, powerhouse teams such as the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals can find ways around the Rockies’ strategy.
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