It’s official: Colorado Rockies have avoided complete embarrassment


The Colorado Rockies have not given fans many reasons to tune into games for the final two months of the season. It is a very short list.

Will Charlie Blackmon reach 30 home runs? Will Nolan Arenado surpass his career season-high home run total of 42? Which young player will break out with their extended playing time in the final month? Can the Colorado Rockies avoid losing 100 games for the first time in the club’s 27-year history?

Well, with 14 games left in the season, we can finally cross the last item off that list. The Rockies have surprisingly won three of their last four games, including winning the three-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals, guaranteeing that they will not lose more than 99 games.

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By winning 63 games, the Rockies have avoided becoming the first team since the 1997-98 Florida Marlins to follow up a 90-plus win season by losing over 100 games in the next. Considering that the Rockies were 44-39 on June 29, this meltdown in the second half has been a total punch in the gut.

To be absolutely honest, deep down, there is a part of me that really wanted to see the Rockies go complete Chernobyl and reach the century mark. However, that doesn’t mean the Rockies are not out of the woods just yet. They still need one more victory just to tie and two more to avoid having the worst record in franchise history at 64-98, which happened in 2012.

With two weeks left in the season, the Rockies shouldn’t have a problem getting those last two wins … but considering that this is even a topic for discussion shows just how bad the Rockies have played the last two months. Also keep in mind that nine of the Rockies’ last 14 games are against teams that are still in the playoff picture.

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Even though the Rockies will not lose 100 games, this season has definitely been quite the embarrassment.