Let’s move on to some other milestones revolving around 666 and see what the evil number has in store for us. Will it be a trick? Or are there some treats hidden within? You’ve never seen that metaphor used before, I know it.
Here are 3 Colorado Rockies moments involving 666
The 666th game in Rockies history was played on June 29, 1997, against the San Francisco Giants. The Rockies lost 7-4 as Roger Bailey gave up five earned runs and three homers to Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent, and the lesser-known Giants legend Damon Berryhill. An eighth-inning pinch-hit homer from Harvey Pulliam and a ninth-inning solo shot from Larry Walker weren’t enough to overcome the Giants as the Halloween-colored team won this one.
Fast-forward to 2001 for this one. The Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 behind a couple home runs from Larry Walker and Todd Helton in early October. Jason Jennings pitched six shutout innings in a preview for his 2002 Rookie of the Year season. The Padres only got hits from two players and were offensively underwhelming, perhaps foreshadowing their performance in the latter half of the 2021 season.
All too fitting for this franchise, the 666th loss came on May 30, 2001, in a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Chan Ho Park walked six batters and that only amounted in one single run, a solo shot from Todd Helton. They left eight runners on base and went 0-4 with RISP. Sound familiar? All too ghoulish of a reality.