For Colorado Rockies’ fans who use the social media platform Twitter, one of the most enjoyable moments of a game is when the Rockies happen to score seven runs. The Twitter timeline is flooded with users posting “taco’s” (yes, that is spelled correctly, just trust me) in celebration of the Rockies earning the Taco Bell Rockies Special.
Not only does seven runs signify taco’s for fans (here’s the origin behind taco’s), it typically means the Rockies have won the ball game … except that hasn’t been the case so far this season.
Heading into Tuesday night, the Rockies are 9-5 in games in which they have scored seven runs or more. That might sound good but, in 2021, they were a staggering 36-3 in such games. So not only have they already surpassed the losses from all of last season, they may have trouble getting to the 39 times with a little more than 100 games left to play.
If that isn’t depressing enough, here is a couple of other quick stats that can explain the Colorado Rockies’ recent downfall.
The sweep by the Atlanta Braves is the first time the Rockies have been swept in a four-game at Coors Field since August 29 through September 1 of 2019 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It is well known that the Rockies have been horrible defensively, but just how bad? They are currently dead last in the MLB with 46 errors committed and a .977 fielding percentage. Ryan McMahon leads the Majors with 11 of those errors, followed by Brendan Rodgers with seven and Jose Iglesias with six.
Speaking of McMahon, he has found himself in a slump at the plate. In the his last 15 games, RyMac has nine hits in 52 at-bats (.176) with no home runs, 6 RBI, and 18 strikeouts.
Another slugger who has found himself on the struggle-bus along with McMahon is C.J. Cron, who missed his first start of the season on Sunday … and deservedly so. In his last 15 games, he has 12 hits in his last 59 at-bats (.203) with three homers and 8 RBI, with 21 strikeouts.
The Colorado Rockies desperately need these two to start contributing in order to get out of cellar in the NL West.