There are 40 games remaining in another wasted and disappointing season for the Colorado Rockies as they look to avoid making franchise history.
With a record of 53-69 and sitting in the basement of the NL West, the Colorado Rockies have some work to do if they hope to not finish lower than the worst record in franchise history, set in 2012 at 64-98.
That 2012 Rockies team, which featured the 49-year-old Jamie Moyer in the rotation to begin the season and ended with the implementation of the four-man “piggyback” rotation, set the standard of what bad Rockies baseball looks like.
Can the 2022 Colorado Rockies avoid a dubious fate?
In order to keep this current edition of the Rockies from suffering that fate and joining that 2012 club, they will need a minimum record of 12-28 in the last month and a half of the season.
That may not sound like a difficult task, but a quick rundown of what remains on the Rockies’ schedule shows that even a 100-loss season is possible.
- 16 home/24 road games
- 10 games against division leaders in the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets.
- 21 games against teams who currently are above .500.
- 11 games against the lowly Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, and Arizona Diamondbacks
- Nine-game roadtrip to the Giants and Dodgers to end the season
This daunting rest of the schedule, along with multiple injuries to key players throughout the Rockies’ lineup that includes (but is not limited to) Kris Bryant, Chad Kuhl, Antonio Senzatela, Alex Colomé, and Yonathan Daza, leaves this ball club in a situation where 100 losses is not unimaginable.
My guess is that the Rockies will finish with 67 wins, but that is still an unacceptable season, especially when general manager Bill Schmidt had an opportunity to trade away some valuable trade commodities at the deadline for some players that could help them further down the line. If they were going to play this badly, they might as well have done it with young players who need MLB experience and build for the future instead of scuffle along with seasoned veterans.