For those Colorado Rockies fans who are still tuning into games, you are much better fans than I am. I checked out on this season long ago but I still make the unfortunate mistake of flipping to the game find out the score.
In fact, the only Colorado sporting event I am looking forward to these days, is when my Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Boulder and will roll the Buffaloes 48-27 this weekend (that’s right, I just went there).
The most disappointing thing about the Colorado Rockies this season is that not only have the fans checked out, but so have the players.
It has gotten so bad that the Rockies are looking to do something that they have never done before in their 27-year history: lose 100 games.
Last month I wrote how the Rockies only remaining goal would be to win 70 games. If they didn’t, they would become only the seventh team since 1997 to fail to win 70 games after winning at least 90 in the previous season.
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The Rockies current 3-13 stretch has now downgraded that goal to not becoming the first team since the 1997-98 Florida Marlins to win 90+ games and then lose 100+ games in the following season.
Currently sitting with a 59-80 record, the Rockies have to find a way to win four games out of their final 23.
That may not sound like a difficult task, however, 14 out of the 23 games are against teams that will be playoff teams or are still in the playoff hunt. That includes five games remaining against the division leading Dodgers and three against the Cardinals.
If they can manage to win those four games, they still need to find one more victory in order to match their worst record in franchise history. The 2012 Rockies went a pathetic 64-98. This could be a tall task as long as Bud Black continues to audition his minor league pitchers to close out the season.
It is hard to believe that five months ago we were talking about a possible third-straight playoff run and now we are staring at a 100-loss season. Saturday in Boulder can’t get here fast enough. GO BIG RED!!!