2009 Colorado Rockies season

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2009 Colorado Rockies
NL Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles & Dick Monfort
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Jim Tracy
Local television FSN Rocky Mountain Drew Goodman,
George Frazier,
Jeff Huson
Local radio KOA (English)
Jeff Kingery,
Jack Corrigan
, KMXA (Spanish)
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The Colorado Rockies' 2009 season is a season in American baseball, in which the Rockies won their third Wild Card title, and second in three years. The Rockies drew 2,665,080 fans for the season, their highest total since 2002. The average home attendance was 32,902 fans.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 10, 2008: Matt Holliday was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Oakland Athletics for Carlos González, Huston Street, and Greg Smith.[1]
  • January 6, 2009: Luis Vizcaíno was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Chicago Cubs for Jason Marquis.[2]
  • February 1, 2009: Matt Belisle was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[3]
  • April 5, 2009: Jason Hammel was traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Colorado Rockies for Aneury Rodriguez.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 .586 50–31 45–36
Colorado Rockies 92 70 .568 3 51–30 41–40
San Francisco Giants 88 74 .543 7 52–29 36–45
San Diego Padres 75 87 .463 20 42–39 33–48
Arizona Diamondbacks 70 92 .432 25 36–45 34–47

Wild Card standings[edit]

NL Wild Card
W L Pct. GB
Colorado Rockies 92 70 .568
San Francisco Giants 88 74 .543 4
Florida Marlins 87 75 .537 5
Atlanta Braves 86 76 .531 6
Chicago Cubs 83 78 .516
Milwaukee Brewers 80 82 .494 12
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 .481 14

Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WAS AL
Arizona 3–4 4-2 1–5 7-11 5–3 5–4 7-11 2–5 5–2 1–5 6–1 11-7 5-13 2–4 1–5 5–10
Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–6 4–4 8-10 3-3 4–3 3–3 13–5 10-8 3–4 3–3 3–4 4–2 10-8 7–8
Chicago 2-4 2–4 10-5 2–4 4–3 11–6 3–5 10-7 3-3 1–5 10-4 4–5 4-2 6-10 5–2 6–9
Cincinnati 5-1 6-3 5-10 0-7 3-3 12-4 1-5 8-7 2-4 2-5 13-5 1-6 3-3 8-8 3-4 6-9
Colorado 11-7 4-4 4-2 7-0 2-4 2-5 4-14 6-0 3-4 2-4 6-3 10-8 8-10 6-1 6-0 11-4
Florida 3-5 10-8 3-4 3-3 4-2 4–3 3-3 3-4 11-7 9-9 2-4 4-2 3-4 3-3 12-6 10-8
Houston 4–5 3-3 6-11 4-12 5-2 3-4 4–3 5-10 1-5 6-2 10-5 6-1 2-4 6-9 3-3 6-9
Los Angeles 11-7 3-4 5-3 5-1 14-4 3-3 3-4 3–3 5-1 4-3 4-3 10-8 11-7 2-5 3-2 9-9
Milwaukee 5-2 3-3 7-10 7-8 0-6 4-3 10-5 3-3 3-3 4-3 9-5 2-4 4-5 9-9 5-3 5-10
New York 2-5 5-13 3-3 4-2 4-3 7-11 5-1 1-5 3-3 6-12 4-3 2-5 5-3 4-5 10-8 5–10
Philadelphia 5-1 8-10 5-1 5-2 4-2 9-9 2-6 3-4 3-4 12-6 4-2 5-2 3-4 4-1 15-3 6-12
Pittsburgh 1-6 4-3 4-10 5-13 3-6 4-2 5-10 3-4 5-9 3-4 2-4 3-4 2-4 5-10 5-3 8–7
San Diego 7-11 3-3 5-4 6-1 8-10 2-4 1-6 8-10 4-2 5-2 2-5 4-3 10-8 1-6 4-2 5–10
San Francisco 13-5 4–3 2–4 3–3 10-8 4–3 4–2 7-11 5-4 3–5 4–3 4–2 8-10 4–3 4–2 9–6
St. Louis 4-2 2-4 10-6 8-8 1-6 3-3 9-6 5-2 9-9 5-4 1-4 10-5 6-1 3-4 6–1 9–6
Washington 5-1 8-10 2-5 4-3 0-6 6-12 3-3 2-3 3-5 8-10 3-15 3-5 2-4 2-4 1-6 7–11



Transactions[edit]

  • July 23, 2009: Rafael Betancourt was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Colorado Rockies for Connor Graham (minors).[5]
  • July 31, 2009: Joe Beimel was traded by the Washington Nationals to the Colorado Rockies for Ryan Mattheus and Robinson Fabian (minors).[6]
  • August 24, 2009: Jason Giambi was signed as a Free Agent by the Colorado Rockies.[7]
  • August 31, 2009: José Contreras was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Colorado Rockies for Brandon Hynick (minors).[8]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Eric Young, Jr. (Aug 25)
    • Mike McCoy (Sep 9)
  • Pitchers:
    • Matt Daley (Apr 25)
    • Jhoulys Chacín (Jul 25)
    • Esmil Rogers (Sep 12) [9]

Roster[edit]

2009 Colorado Rockies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2009 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

2009 Post-Season

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Chris Iannetta 93 289 66 .228 16 52
1B Todd Helton 151 544 177 .325 15 86
2B Clint Barmes 154 550 135 .245 23 76
SS Troy Tulowitzki 151 543 161 .297 32 92
3B Ian Stewart 147 425 97 .228 25 70
LF Seth Smith 133 335 98 .293 15 55
CF Dexter Fowler 135 433 115 .266 4 34
RF Brad Hawpe 145 501 143 .285 23 86

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Atkins, GarrettGarrett Atkins 126 354 80 .226 9 48
Spilborghs, RyanRyan Spilborghs 133 352 85 .241 8 48
González, CarlosCarlos González 89 278 79 .284 13 29
Torrealba, YorvitYorvit Torrealba 64 213 62 .291 2 31
Giambi, JasonJason Giambi 19 24 7 .292 2 11

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jiménez, UbaldoUbaldo Jiménez 33 218.0 15 12 3.47 198
Marquis, JasonJason Marquis 33 216.0 15 13 4.04 115
De La Rosa, JorgeJorge De La Rosa 33 185.0 16 9 4.38 193
Hammel, JasonJason Hammel 34 176.2 10 8 4.33 133
Cook, AaronAaron Cook 27 158.0 11 6 4.16 78

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fogg, JoshJosh Fogg 24 45.2 0 2 3.74 27
Belisle, MattMatt Belisle 24 31.0 3 1 5.52 22
Rincón, JuanJuan Rincón 26 26.1 3 2 7.52 25
Betancourt, RafaelRafael Betancourt 32 25.1 3 1 1.78 29
Peralta, JoelJoel Peralta 27 24.2 0 3 6.20 22

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Street, HustonHuston Street 64 4 1 35 3.06 70
Daley, MattMatt Daley 57 1 1 0 4.24 55
Morales, FranklinFranklin Morales 40 3 2 7 4.50 41
Embree, AlanAlan Embree 36 2 2 0 5.84 12
Corpas, ManuelManuel Corpas 35 1 3 1 5.88 24

Notes[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Tom Runnells and Stu Cole
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Stu Cole and Ron Gideon
A Modesto Nuts California League Jerry Weinstein
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Joe Mikulik
Short-Season A Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League Fred Ocasio
Rookie Casper Ghosts Pioneer League Tony Diaz
[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gonzaca01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marquja01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/belisma01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hammeja01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/betanra01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beimejo01.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/giambja01.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/contrjo01.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/yearly/debut.php?y=2009&l=NL
  10. ^ Renck, Troy E. (June 24, 2009). "Rockies' record road streak falls in shaky eighth". Denver Post. 
  11. ^ Renck, Troy E. (June 23, 2009). "Hurdle knows the spark behind red-hot stretch". Denver Post. 
  12. ^ http://www.telluridewatch.com/pages/full_story?article-Jim%20Tracy%20Brings%20a%20Cool-%20Calm%20and%20Winning%20Style%20to%20the%20Rockies%20=&page_label=home&id=2790333&widget=push&instance=home_news_bullets&open=&
  13. ^ http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090616&content_id=5353178&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=col
  14. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=290825127
  15. ^ http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=291001127&teams=milwaukee-brewers-vs-colorado-rockies
  16. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/affiliate.cgi?id=COL

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Milwaukee Brewers
2008
NL Wild Card
2009
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves
2010