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Rockies-Diamondbacks Series Grades: Diamonds on the mound

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September 24, 2018

What a bounce-back performance from your Colorado Rockies.

With some masterful starting pitching, Colorado swept the Arizona Diamondbacks and stayed right within reach of the playoffs with some nice performances all around.

As we do after each series, using our advanced statistics and our in-house all-encompassing metric DPR, we bring you our Rockies grades.

Note: The scores below are each player’s average DPR for the series. All Rockies stats and individual player profiles can be found here.

Nolan Arenado (66.33 — B-): Nolan might not be fully back, but he left a mark in this one, scoring two runs and adding another two RBIs, even walking three times.

Charlie Blackmon (74.41 — B): Thank god for Charlie! Blackmon had four hits in the series and scored two runs with a walk, as he’s been a steady presence on offense lately.

DJ LeMahieu (85.19 — A): DJ was fantastic, with six hits in the series and three runs, consistently performing in all three games with the best average DPR and WPA of any offensive player.

David Dahl (62.00 — C+): Dahl started the series off hot and then had a bit of a lull in the final game. With two singles and a walk in Arizona, adding two RBIs and two more runs, he took advantage of some regular ABs.

Carlos Gonzalez (66.24 — B-): Appearing only in game one, CarGo got on base twice with two walks scoring a run, a valuable performance.

Ian Desmond (56.77 — C): Desi was lights out in game one with a three-RBI day on two singles and a walk. He did a nice job walking in each of the next two games with four BBs in the series but did little else offensively.

Garrett Hampson (52.74 — C-): Hampson did a really good job in the final two games after a 0-for day with two Ks in game one. He finished the series with three hits and a double adding an RBI.

Gerardo Parra (58.98 — C): Parra didn’t light the world on fire but managed a hit in each of his two games and scored a run.

Matt Holliday (24.42 — F): Once again, this wasn’t Holliday’s series, as he struck out three times in five ABs, contributing only a walk on the positive side.

Chris Iannetta (72.89 — B): Iannetta started off hot with two hits and a walk for three RBIs in his game two start. That was his highlight of the series after a ho-hum game three in which he struck out twice.

Tony Wolters (33.57 — F): It’s been a while since Wolters had one of those fortunate triples and he could’ve used one in the desert. What can you say about an 0-for day with a negative WPA? Better luck next time.

German Marquez (84.62 — A-): Marquez delivered on the mound, with seven innings giving up two runs off a homer in the first inning. After that, he shut it down, with another 11 strikeout game as he’s now averaging 10.3 Ks/9. His stuff has just been overwhelming.

Antonio Senzatela (87.96 — A): Senza didn’t mess around in another seven-inning start by a Rockies starter, conceding three hits and a solo homer. The rest of the way he was lights out. His 11:8 ground ball to fly ball ratio was truly impressive as he only needed 75 pitches to get the 21 outs.

Kyle Freeland (84.66 — A-): Freeland was wheeling and dealing in seven innings of scoreless baseball, allowing seven hits and a walk for a FIP of 1.87. What stood out wasn’t necessarily his electric stuff but how Freeland responded when traffic got on the base paths, always shutting Arizona’s offense down. He’s been truly special.

Wade Davis (80.93 — A-): Davis had one of those series where he was incredibly consistent, with his numbers looking identical game after game. When the closer is on like he was good things always happen. He had two Ks, three groundball outs, identical FIP, WPA and strike percentages with a save in a great showing.

Adam Ottavino (75.66 — B+): Otto was a bit shaky, though he didn’t allow any runs while appearing in all three games. Game two he got hit and got out of it with some nifty grounders while game three he walked two. In game two he only threw strikes and was spectacular in a solid outing from the big-time reliever.

Seunghwan Oh (92.51 —A+): Oh wasn’t messing around in game three, getting two quick outs on seven pitches for a FIP of 0.13 with a strikeout and a fly ball out.

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