The Colorado Rockies played their first-ever Major League Baseball game on April 5, 1993. It would be later in that inaugural season that the Rockies would set another milestone that is not as celebrated but still in existence today.
A 13-game losing streak during the 1993 season is the longest losing streak in Colorado Rockies history
From a July 25 loss at home to the St. Louis Cardinals through a double-header loss on August 6 at the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies dropped 13 games in a row. Five of those losses were by one run, including two that happened in extra innings.
One of those one-run, extra-inning defeats started the losing streak, with the Rockies dropping a 5-4 decision to St. Louis as Rockies reliever Gary Wayne gave up three hits and one run in his lone inning of work, with Todd Zeile’s 11th-inning RBI single providing the winning margin.
Colorado would then be swept in consecutive three-game series at home by the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants before heading to Cincinnati where they would go winless in a four-game series against the Reds. Colorado had a chance to snap the streak on August 3, but, in the bottom of the ninth, Rockies reliever Curt Leskanic walked two (one intentionally) and uncorked a wild pitch before Joe Oliver lifted a sacrifice fly deep in the right-center gap to give the Reds the 5-4 walkoff win.
Colorado finally earned a win on Sunday, August 8, earning a 5-2 road victory over the Padres. Starting pitcher Mo Sanford would allow one run over seven innings to help the Rockies snap the streak and improve to 37-74 on the campaign.
Once the Rockies finally snapped their skid, they would then go on a six-game winning streak, including a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. That would be their longest winning streak of the year.
Colorado would finish its inaugural season with a 67-95 record.