Rockies Jun 15, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; A detailed view of a Colorado Rockies hat and glove on the bench against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies are off to a dreadful start to the season, and the MLB world knows it. We also learned another fact of futility for the Rockies on Monday that has everyone talking.

Everyone knows that the Rockies are off to a bad start. They’re 5-17 this season with a -55 run differential. That mark is the worst in the National League – but not all of baseball, as the Chicago White Sox own MLB’s worst run differential (-71).

That being said, it’s not like there’s much good with 5-17. They are already seven games out of first place and could fall out of the race entirely by the end of the month at this rate.

The Rockies have also achieved something no MLB team has in almost 100 years. Colorado’s trailed in all 22 games this season. That’s the longest streak for any MLB team since the 1931 Cincinnati Reds, according to the SportsCenter account.

While everyone has spotlighted just how difficult things have been in, say, Oakland, or even Chicago, the Rockies have it just as bad in Denver. The team has been mired in either mediocrity or just poor, poor play for the last few seasons. After a 5-17 start, with this much futility along the way, one has to wonder if it’s close to rock bottom.

The MLB world had much to say about the Rockies’ disastrous start.


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