Henry was pitching for the Montreal Expos by the end of July as he was traded for pitcher Kent Bottenfield, who also didn’t pitch well in his short tenure in a Rockies uniform (6.04 ERA in 101 1/3 innings before he was released in 1994).
The team endured an all-time franchise-worst losing streak of 13 from July 25 – Aug. 6, but by that point the season was already done and dusted.
Stretch: 1997, July 1 – July 19
Record: 1-15, went from 43-39 to 44-54
By the end of June 1997, the Rockies were contending for the team’s second playoff appearance. But like in 2019, a disastrous July sent this team hurtling toward the bottom of the standings. And it was not the pitching this time – the bats were the culprit, as the team scored three runs or less nine times during the 16-game tailspin.
Yet when the bats were firing, the pitching suddenly let the Rockies down. On July 13, Colorado lost 13-11 to the Padres when Curt Leskanic and Jeff McCurry combined to give up five runs in the top of the ninth. The next night, the Rockies lost 14-12 in extra innings to the Los Angeles Dodgers.