Colorado Rockies: Is their 2018 season like their 2008 season?

DENVER, CO - MAY 30: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies and starting pitcher Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants react after Gonzalez lined out to center field with two runners on to end the fifth inning at Coors Field on May 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 30: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies and starting pitcher Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants react after Gonzalez lined out to center field with two runners on to end the fifth inning at Coors Field on May 30, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 28: Tony Wolters #14 comes out to talk to Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

For the 2007 Rockies, this is part of the reason why they were flat in 2008. The regular season, in 2007, would have ended on September 30 regularly but with playing game 163 against the Padres, had they lost that game, they would have been done on October 1. However, with winning the game and getting all the way to the World Series, their final game was played on October 28, a full month later.

This was, obviously, much different in 2017 into 2018 as their season ended three days after the teams who didn’t make the playoffs. Obviously, the pressure of the game got to the Rockies as they lost the game to the Arizona Diamondbacks and, obviously, the loss was a huge one, especially with Jon Gray, who was just optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, not being able to get out of the 2nd inning. However, due to it being nearly one tenth of the duration that the 2007 Rockies were, the 2018 bunch obviously did not have as much of an opportunity to have a “hangover,” so I think that can be largely ruled out

However, the expectations for both teams were raised and in 2008, they did not live up to expectations and in 2018 thus far, they also haven’t.

From a stat standpoint, let’s see how similar the 2008 and 2018 teams actually are.

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