Colorado Rockies: The epic taco’s droughts of 2018
Let’s take a little breather from all of the craziness that may have been the wild, season-saving 5-4 win Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers and let’s talk about something that is near and dear to every Colorado Rockies fan’s heart: TACO’S!!!
In my article before Sunday’s game, I presented a few stats that showed how the Colorado Rockies’ offense has been struggling to score runs over the last couple of weeks. What I failed to mention is that the Rockies have not scored seven or more runs in a game since an 11-10 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 20. You read that right … the Rockies have not delivered its fans cheap taco’s in 15 games.
Note: Some of you right now are wondering about the spelling of taco’s. It’s spelled correctly. Trust us. Just ask Rockies Twitter.
Before the season started, I broke down the 2017 season’s taco success rate. The Rockies scored seven or more runs in 48 games for an astonishing record of 45-3 (.937 winning percentage). One of those three losses included the season-ending 11-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card game.
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This season, the Rockies have not had the same success when it comes to scoring seven or more runs. In 111 games, they have scored enough to earn taco’s in only 25 games so far. What is disappointing is that they are 19-6 in those 25 games (.760 winning percentage). Last season, the Rockies had two stretches longer than this current 15-game taco drought (both at 16 games).
The scary thing is that this isn’t the longest streak of the season. In early April, the Rockies had an 18-game drought to go along with another 13-game stretch in May.
I live in Omaha, Neb., so I don’t know how sales at Taco Bell is going in Colorado but I can imagine doors are on the verge of being boarded up if the Rockies don’t start scoring some more runs. This seven-game homestand at Coors Field should hopefully get things turned around and pick up sales. So I am asking, “Who Wants TACO’s!!!”