Lessons From The Colorado Rockies Other 7-2 Starts
Apr 8, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson (6) is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sure, the Colorado Rockies have only played 5% of the season, so anything could happen, but what do we know historically about the club’s 7-2 start?
The Colorado Rockies are now 7-2 (6-0 on the road!), which matches their best nine-game start in franchise history.
Yesterday, our staff writer Andrew Dill broke down the hot start and what’s made the Rockies successful thus far this season. But is there something we can learn from the club’s history that might indicate how they’ll do the rest of the summer?
The other three times the Rockies have started a season 7-2 were 1995, 1997, and 2011. Sure, each team is different and every year is unique, but what do we know about those three clubs of the past, and what might it tell us about the 2015 Rockies?
Let’s look back at 1995, 1997, and 2011 individually, and see if we can’t learn what the 2015 Rockies can do to stay relevant by September.
Next: 1995: The Wild Card Team