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Rockies hit 96 losses for first time in franchise history

Sep 30, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

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With a punchless lineup that featured Jordan Pacheco hitting third and rookie catcher Wilin Rosario batting cleanup, the Rockies fell 3-0 to the Dodgers on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood yielded only two earned runs but was pulled after needing 76 pitches to get through four innings. The bullpen fared better but would get no run support from the offense.

It was Colorado’s 96th loss of the year, a franchise record, and it marked the second time this season that the Rox were blanked in consecutive games.

The Rockies’ staff ERA is an MLB-worst 5.24. And while the offense has scored plenty of runs, the production has come in inconsistent doses. It doesn’t help that Troy Tulowitzki (groin) has played in only 47 games.

Colorado will wrap up its weekend series with the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, then it’s off to Arizona for the final three games of the regular season. Expect some major shake-up in Denver this winter.

  1. jmp527 - Sep 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    96 losses? That’s nothing!!! try being a Pirates fan

  2. hushbrother - Sep 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Pirates’ future outlook is much brighter than the Rox’, I’d say.

    • florida76 - Sep 30, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      Agreed, and at least the Bucs have won plenty in the past, the worst streaks in sports belong to those organizations which have NEVER won it all in their entire franchise history.

  3. labfan30 - Sep 30, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Rosario has been terrific and has hit cleanup the last couple of months.

    The Rockies have the most idiotic front office in the league. They refuse to fire anyone and instead blame the altitude and anything else they can other than staff. That’s how Dan O’Dumbeldorf has been GM for 12 years. (yeah, I know, they dumped him. . . for his understudy, great call)

    They’ll make some minor changes, sell them as big and move on. It doesn’t matter if they have 90 losses or 100 losses. And I’m one of the idiots that will go to the stadium 10 to 15 times a year and line the pockets of those owners. (I love baseball, sorry to all Rockies fans, I apologize)

  4. mazblast - Sep 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Since Jesus seems to be so prominent in the Rockies’ way fo doing things, all those loses must be His will. And here you thought the only time Jesus gets involved in sports is on the side of those who score touchdowns/hit home runs/win games.

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