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Jon Gray has taken a step forward this year, showing a consistency that was missing last year. He leads the Rockies -- and is tied for eighth in the NL -- with 10 quality starts this year, including each of his last three -- against NL West members Arizona, San Francisco and on Saturday night the Dodgers in Coors Field. In the quality starts he is 7-2 with a no decison and a 1.95 ERA. He outdueled the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw in the Rockies 5-3 win Saturday.
The Rockies were 4-for-6 with runners in scoring position in the Saturday win against the Dodgers. Surprised? Don't be. The Rockies lead Major League Baseball with a .303 average with runners in scoring position. That's 27 points higher than National League runnerup Washington.
Wade Davis rebounded from his rough spot, which saw him blow back-to-back save opportunities June 14 and June 16 against the Padres. He shutdown the Dodgers, striking out two of the four batters he faced in an inning on Saturday. He has converted the last four opporutntiies in a row, and is 12-for-14 on the season, inlcuding 8-for-10 at Coors Field.
The Rockies pitching staff did itself proud Saturday. Max Muncy of the Dodgers was 0-for-4 and struck out three times. Big deal? Real big. A career .370 hitter at Coors Field his OPS of 1.551 is the highest of any active player with at least 40 plate appearances at Coors Field.