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Sunday worst: Rockies lose 17th straight Sunday game

Aug 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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Last night’s loss to the Cardinals was the 17th straight time the Rockies have been defeated on Sunday, which is an MLB-record that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki called “mind-boggling.”

Colorado actually won its first two Sunday games this season, back in April, but have dropped 17 in a row since then. Overall this season they’re 2-17 on Sunday compared to 54-49 on every other day of the week.

If instead of going 2-17 the Rockies had simply played .500 ball on Sunday they would be 64-58, which would put them just a half-game behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West, slightly in front of the Giants.

“I wish I could make sense of it. I can’t,” Todd Helton told Troy Renck of the Denver Post. “It’s crazy.”

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    “If instead of going 2-17 the Rockies had simply played .500 ball on Sunday they would be 64-58, which would put them just a half-game behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West, slightly in front of the Giants.”

    I am sure they are over-achieving other days, which means that being 2-17 on Sunday is just making up for another day or two when they are over-achieving. The Rockies are who we thought they were…below average at best.

    I would think that this would be a concept that a stat head would worship.

    • bloodysock - Aug 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      Their best day is Saturday where they are 12-8. Wednesday is the only other day they are over .500 at 9-7.

      They did win eight in a row on Fridays from 6/10 – 7/29

  2. 12strikes - Aug 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    When asked about this Josh Hamilton replied “It’s a know fact that people that wear purple uniforms on Sunday’s have a hard time winning”

  3. sknut - Aug 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Maybe the team should go to church Sunday mornings and pray for help.

  4. rjmarrella - Aug 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    If I had a Sunday Package to this team…

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