Stat of the Day: April 13, 2021

April 14th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Rockies this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

April 13: Dodgers 7, Rockies 0 -- Dodger trouble continues
The Rockies nearly interrupted the Dodgers' reign over the National League West -- currently eight years -- in 2018. And maybe that got the Dodgers mad at them. Since the start of '19, the Rockies are 8-26 against their rivals from L.A. The run of futility makes the fact the Rockies were the only team to defeat the Dodgers in a series last year, when they won their first World Series title since 1988, a true statistical oddity.

April 11: Giants 4, Rockies 0 -- Rockies lacking sixth sense
Strikeouts by Josh Fuentes and Sam Hilliard with runners at second and third to kill a sixth-inning rally summed up a rough series in which the Rockies went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

April 10: Giants 4, Rockies 3 -- McMahon launches another homer
Ryan McMahon's two-run homer against the Giants gave him five on the season in 33 at-bats. Last year, he hit nine home runs in 172 at-bats.

April 9: Giants 3, Rockies 1 -- Too many bases on balls
With seven walks on Friday, the Rockies have issued 41 free passes in 75 innings pitched. That's 4.92 per nine innings -- the highest such figure in the Majors following the conclusion of Friday's game. The Royals entered the day leading MLB at 4.85, according to STATS Inc.

April 8: Rockies 7, D-backs 3 -- Power behind the plate
Rookie catcher Dom Nuñez's three-run home run off the D-backs' Merrill Kelly in the sixth inning was his third of the season. Last year, in a shortened season, Rockies catchers managed only two homers -- both by Elias Díaz, who is still with the club.

April 7: Rockies 8, D-backs 0 -- Hampson's hustle pays off
This stat has legs, so to speak. Garrett Hampson led off and had a career-high three steals. As a result, manager Bud Black said Hampson would start Thursday afternoon's matinee vs. Arizona. If Hampson needed inspiration, his mother, Marjie Hampson, provided it in a text to her son: "She said, 'Leadoff!! Be aggressive!'" Hampson said. "I took it to heart. When 'Moms' tells me to do something, I'm going to listen."

April 6: D-backs 10, Rockies 8 (13) -- McMahon's 14 total bases
Ryan McMahon not only hit a career-high three home runs, but he tied a club record with 14 total bases. The mark was reached previously by Jeff Cirillo in 2000, Larry Walker in '04 and Nolan Arenado in '17. Also, McMahon became the first player to deliver four extra-base hits and three home runs in a losing effort since Ellis Burks, who went 5-for-7 with three homers for the Indians in a 10-9, 12-inning loss to the Twins on June 19, 2001.

April 4: Dodgers 4, Rockies 2 -- Gomber's seven-walk outing
Left-hander Austin Gomber became the first Rockies starter to walk seven batters through the first three innings of an outing. He is the first in MLB to allow only one hit and one earned run, despite walking seven, though three innings since the Red Sox's Bob Ojeda on April 30, 1985.

April 3: Dodgers 6, Rockies 5 -- Fuentes en fuego
Josh Fuentes, who knocked a two-run, opposite-field home run in the seventh off Blake Treinen, has four of his six career home runs and 14 of his 27 career RBIs against the Dodgers.

April 2: Dodgers 11, Rockies 6 -- One inning, four homers
The Rockies matched a club record with four home runs in an inning. Charlie Blackmon, Ryan McMahon, Dom Nuñez and Sam Hilliard went deep against the Dodgers in the seventh inning. It matched the feat of Henry Blanco, Neifi Perez, Dante Bichette and Angel Echevarria on June 6, 1999, at Coors against the Brewers.

April 1: Rockies 8, Dodgers 5 -- Story right at home
Trevor Story loves home openers. He went 2-for-5 in Thursday's victory over the Dodgers, and is hitting .407 (11-for-27) with six home runs and nine RBIs in his six home openers.