Colorado Rockies morning after: A loss of epic proportions

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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 01: Owner Dick Monfort of the Colorado Rockies sits with his hands folded while taking in the game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies with guests in his suite during the fourth inning at Coors Field on September 1, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies had a loss of epic proportions on Tuesday night, losing 23-5, to the San Francisco Giants. And their loss is an encapsulation of the last three weeks.

The Colorado Rockies had an awful night on Tuesday, when they lost to the San Francisco Giants in epic proportion by the score of 23-5. Frankly, the Rockies had an awful three weeks in a season that’s only slightly more than nine weeks in 2020.

In the game, there were some records that you don’t often see come up and a few of those have not come up in 100 years or more.

First off, the 23 runs is the third-most allowed in Rockies franchise history. The other higher scoring games were May 19, 1999, when the Rockies lost to the Cincinnati Reds in a classic Coors Field game, 24-12. The other instance was when the Rockies lost to the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on August 18, 1995, by a score of 26-7.

The Rockies lost by 18 runs on Tuesday, which is the second-worst time in franchise history. The worst was the aforementioned Rockies-Cubs game in 1995. The only other time that the Rockies lost by 17 or more runs in the 21st century was last season and it was against the Giants. The Rockies lost 19-2, after German Marquez was shelled for 11 runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work.

The only inning that the Giants didn’t score was in the 9th inning, when catcher-turned-pitcher for the night Drew Butera, held them scoreless. If the Giants would have scored in the 9th, it would have been the first time that a team scored in all nine innings in this century. The last time it happened was when the Rockies scored 13 runs against the Cubs and they scored in all nine innings.