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Rockies Are First Team Since 1931 to Accomplish Awful Feat

Going into Tuesday’s game against the division rival San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies had a terrible 5-17 record. Colorado’s offense only put up one run in a devastating 3-1 loss. This gives the Rockies their second loss in a row, after putting a stop to a six-game skid. We knew heading into the season, the Rockies had a chance to hit a new low. During this loss, the Rockies achieved an awful feat that we haven’t seen for quite some time. Colorado has trailed in each of their first 23 games of this season, becoming the first team since the 1931 Cincinnati Reds to do so. During that 1931 season, the Reds finished last in the National League. The Rockies are also on pace to do so in the NL West.

The Rockies’ Awful Feat Has Proved Their Early Season Woes

There is not a shadow of a doubt that the Rockies’ early season struggles have been self-evident. Colorado’s pitching has given up the most runs in MLB thus far with 138. That’s 12 more runs allowed than the Miami Marlins, who have the next-highest total with 126 runs allowed. The offense has been just as bad. They’re tied for 25th in MLB with 81 total runs scored. The Rockies offense has also struck out 228 times. Only the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins offenses have each struck out more, but only barely with 229 strikeouts. This Rockies team is desperate to find the answers they’ve been searching for since the start of spring training.

Padres starting pitcher Dylan Cease mowed down the Rockies offense in San Diego’s win last night. He allowed one run on one hit while striking out eight. Colorado only recorded four hits in the loss. In their last eight games, the Rockies have scored two runs or fewer seven times, and have done so in their last four games at Coors Field. This team’s management needs to figure out how to spark these players and motivate them to start winning before this brutal season ends with all new franchise lows. We could see this Rockies team accomplish more awful feats if they don’t get their act together, both on the mound and at the plate.


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