The Colorado Rockies enter this weekend with history on its side. It's the start of their interleague schedule and in recent years the Rockies have done so well that they are now two games below .500 (103-105) since play across the leagues began in 1997.
So far in 2011, the two leagues have each won 21 games, but the National League will look to win its first Interleague title since 2003. Since 2006, the Rockies have had only one losing interleague record (2008, 7-8), while putting up three double-digit win records.
Five and one-half games behind the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead, the Rockies could use a good run against the American League to gain some ground in the division. The Giants had a three-game winning streak entering last night's contest with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but dropped it, 3-2. The D'Backs are sticking close with the Giants in the standings, just 1.5 games back after the win.
Finding consistency is always the name of the game for the Rockies. Can they pick some up over the next 15 of 16 games (a makeup game with the Cubs is thrown in there)?
Rockies' complete Interleauge record:
NL West Standings: