Pedro Astacio pitched in the “live ball era” of Colorado Rockies’ baseball

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 30 January 2010 at 11:38 am

Righty starting pitcher Pedro Astacio pitched prior to the use of the humidor at Coors Field. Astacio pitched five years for the Rockies appearing in 130 games (129 starts) in which he was 53-48 with a 5.43 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. To show you what pitching at Coors Field was like Astacio pitched in 262 games (214 starts) with other teams and he was 76-76 with a 4.21 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Astacio’s best season with the Rockies came in 1999 when he pitched in 34 games (all starts) in which he was 17-11 with a 5.04 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Astacio is still all over the Rockies’ record books as he is the all-time leader in Rockies’ history in complete games (14) and strikeouts (749). He is also #5 all-time in games started (129), #3 in wins (53), #10 in ERA (5.43), tied for #7 in shutouts (1) and he is #3 in innings pitched (827 1/3). Astacio had the bad luck of pitching with the Rockies early in their inception but he did a good job.

Andres Galarraga made his mark with the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 9 January 2010 at 2:51 pm

Andres “The Big Cat” Galarraga only played five years with the Rockies but he put up some staggering numbers. He played in 679 games for the Rockies in which he was 843 for 2,667 (.316 avg, .944 OPS) with 476 runs scored, 172 homers, 579 RBIs and 55 stolen bases. Galarraga led the N.L. in homers (47) and RBIs (150) during the 1996 season for the Rockies. He also led the National League in RBIs again in 1997 with 140. Despite only playing five years for the Rockies, Galarraga is #6 all-time in hits, #6 in runs scored, #5 in homers, #5 in RBIs and #7 in stolen bases in team history. Sure his numbers were put up pre-Humidor but they are impressive nonetheless.

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