Jack Etkin, Forbes.com: Rockies Looking to Weather the Storm

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By Jack Etkin

Forbes.com

The Rockies finally found good fortune Wednesday, albeit not on the field. They were supposed to conclude their three-game series with the Braves at Coors Field. But with a forecast of rain followed by heavy snow, the game was postponed around 9 a.m. MDT, giving the Rockies a welcome meteorological reprieve.

Their 3-9 record is the second-worst start after 12 games in franchise history. They have lost five straight games and nine of their past 10. The five-game losing streak matches their season-high skid in 2018 when they finished with 91 wins, beat the Cubs in a wild-card game, lost a Division Series to the Brewers and carried high expectations into this season. And if the Rockies want to find any comfort in recent history, all this happened after they were four games below .500 as late as June 27 last season.

This year, the Rockies have been hit hard by injuries and are six games below .500 for the first time since theconclusion of the 2016 season.

Their minus-30 run differential is the worst in the majors. On their 0-5 homestand against the Dodgers and Braves, the Rockies were outscored 44-21. Three of those losses came when the Rockies scored six runs. Last year, the Rockies went 41-10 when scoring six or more runs.

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