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Early Signs Look Good for Colorado Rockies

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Rockies departed Chicago with an even 4-4 record to open the season. While that may sound pretty pedestrian, I would argue otherwise. Consider the following:

The Rockies have outscored the opposition 44-35 over the first eight games. Extend that over a full season, and you're looking at a run differential of +182. For reference, the Red Sox were +210 in '07 when they won 96 games and beat the Rockies in the World Series.

How are they scoring all these runs? They're hitting .295 with runners in scoring position, compared to just .236 overall. Spilborghs, Helton, and Hawpe each have batting averages below .260, but they also each have 4 RBI without a HR. Garrett Atkins has tallied 2 HR and 5 RBI&mdas...

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