They aren’t even that close to the fourth-placed team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have a 73-87 mark.
However, there is no denying that they are, at least, showing a positive sign against MLB’s best team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On Monday, the Rockies won their second straight game against the NL West winners.
The final score, 2-1, reflected how close the affair was, but in the end, the Rockies ended up prevailing.
Against all odds, right-hander Jose Urena – who has a 5.01 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP this season – hurled six innings of one-run ball, with no walks and four strikeouts.
Baseball is full of surprises.
With the win, the Rockies made some history, according to OptaStats.
“The @Rockies are the first team in MLB history to win back-to-back games in the regular season against a team with 110+ wins entering the game,” they tweeted.
The @Rockies are the first team in MLB history to win back-to-back games in the regular season against a team with 110+ wins entering the game.
— OptaSTATS (@OptaSTATS) October 4, 2022
Closing The Season On A High Note
It’s quite an impressive feat.
Granted, the Dodgers aren’t all that focused, after locking up the division several days ago.
At this point, they are resting some of their starters and their pitchers are just keeping their arms warm for another run at the World Series.
But it’s an impressive accomplishment either way.
Another thing to point out is that there haven’t been that many 110-win teams in history, and those who reach the mark do it late in the season: the historical sample size the Rockies just beat isn’t that broad.
Still, it’s always nice to win against the Dodgers, and they did it in convincing fashion, with their bullpen completely shutting down one of the game’s best offenses.
Hopefully, Colorado can close out the season in style and focus on returning to relevancy in 2023.NEXT: The Rockies Were Abysmal Away From Home In 2022