What is the longest winning streak in Colorado Rockies history?
What is the longest winning streak in Colorado Rockies history? As it turns out, the team has won a franchise-record 11 consecutive games on two different occasions.
Here are the seasons where the Colorado Rockies won 11 games in a row, the longest winning streaks in franchise history
The 2007 Rocktober run by the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies fans well remember the first time the Rockies won 11 consecutive games, with the Rockies starting their incredible Rocktober run by reeling off 11 straight wins between September 16 and September 27. A 4-2 loss at home to the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped the streak, but the Rockies would win the final two regular-season games to force Game 163 at Coors Field against the San Diego Padres. Colorado would win that game in dramatic fashion (with Matt Holliday touching home plate to score the winning run), and then not lose again until the World Series.
Did all of those consecutive wins eventually cost the Rockies? It has been discussed that, with an eight-day layoff between the Rockies winning the National League pennant and the World Series beginning in Boston (thanks to Colorado’s postseason sweep combined with the American League Championship Series going seven games and MLB scheduling), Colorado cooled off before being swept in its only World Series appearance to date.
As a note, Colorado was 6.5 games out of first place in the NL West when the 11-game streak began with a 13-0 win at Coors Field over the Florida Marlins.
Another 11-game winning streak by the Colorado Rockies in 2009
It would be just two seasons later that the Rockies pieced together 11 consecutive wins once again, this time putting together the run earlier in the season, from June 4 through the games of June 14. The run would come after the Rockies stumbled out of the gate to an 18-28 record, prompting the firing of manager Clint Hurdle.
Colorado was 20-32 and had Jim Tracy as manager when the streak began with a 10-3 road win against the Houston Astros. The Rockies were one game below .500 when the Tampa Bay Rays scissored the streak on June 16 with a 12-4 decision at Coors Field. After that, however, the Rockies won another six in a row to finally get back to having a winning record.
The Rockies would finish the season with a 92-70 record (the most wins in a season in Rockies history), but would lose to Philadelphia in the National League Division Series.
What’s the longest losing streak in Rockies history? Find out here.