Rockies Mar 28, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black looks on against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies have been a lowly franchise for the past few seasons. But their start to the 2024 Major League Baseball season is outdoing their usual output. We don’t mean that to be a good thing in this case, either.

The Rockies are a meager 5-17 and sit in last place in the National League West Division. They are seven games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, who are off to a mere 13-11 start. That puts it into perspective. And then there’s more.

Colorado has manged to pull off something not done in nearly 100 years. The Rockies haven’t gone a game without falling behind their opponent in any of their 22 contests this year, a staggeringly bad start.

ESPN’s SportsCenter account made note of this, saying the Rockies’ streak is the longest since the 1931 Cincinnati Reds.

Colorado holds the worst run differential in the NL at -55, with 80 runs scored and 135 runs allowed. It’s not the worst in baseball, at least. That number belongs to the Chicago White Sox, who hold a -71 run differential.

While it’s not all bad… it’s still pretty bad. The Rockies don’t look to have a lot of promise this year, and this dismal start could effectively take them out of the equation after the first month of the season. Dispiriting might not be the word.


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