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Monday, August 15, 2011

Denver Post: Rockies’ Sunday losing streak reaches MLB-record 17 games

In their one and only appearance on ESPN, the Rockies became the first modern team to lose 17 consecutive games on Sunday, falling 6-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

The Phillies had cornered the market on Sunday misery, their 1927, 1928 and 1960 teams all dropping 16 straight. The indignity now belongs solely to Colorado.
...
Looking nervous and hesitant, starter Esmil Rogers nibbled at the strike zone, hardly resembling the pitcher who beat the Reds last week. Pressure found its weakest point with Albert Pujols batting. The Cardinals slugger launched a slider onto the left-field concourse. NASA estimated the distance at 465 feet, the longest ever at Busch Stadium 3.

NTNgod Posted: August 15, 2011 at 04:04 AM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The District Attorney Posted: August 15, 2011 at 05:48 AM (#3900094)
The disadvantage of collecting churchgoing players...
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 15, 2011 at 06:17 AM (#3900101)
Taking nothing away from Cardinal pitching, the Rockies offense did a masterful job of squandering amble opportunities to grab the lead or at least inch closer. Tulowitzki and Helton looked lost with the bases juiced.
   3. boteman Posted: August 15, 2011 at 10:17 AM (#3900112)
The outcomes of games 7 days apart constitute a "streak"?

What if they won the other 6 days??? Fabricated nonsense.
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM (#3900118)
It's just a statistical oddity. Those are kind of fun. I've always wondered who keeps track of this kind of trivia, though.
   5. bobm Posted: August 15, 2011 at 11:42 AM (#3900122)
[3], [4]. This streak would bother me if I were a Rockies Sunday plan ticket holder.
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 15, 2011 at 12:28 PM (#3900130)
It's just a statistical oddity. Those are kind of fun. I've always wondered who keeps track of this kind of trivia, though.
Well, I'm pretty sure it's more a thing where someone gets curious when something happens, so Elias looks it up to see when it's happened before.
   7. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: August 15, 2011 at 12:30 PM (#3900133)
That bunt single by Esmil Rogers was pretty awesome.
   8. BDC Posted: August 15, 2011 at 12:36 PM (#3900136)
Second such "streak in given circs" story of recent days, following the Tigers losing 13 straight in Cleveland or whatever that was. This is a kind of a challenge: what's the longest losing streak at the moment? Have the Mets ever won on Arbor Day? Do the Brewers always lose under a full moon? America wants to know.
   9. SandyRiver Posted: August 15, 2011 at 01:28 PM (#3900160)
Have the Mets ever won on Arbor Day? Do the Brewers always lose under a full moon? America wants to know.

It was a good thing in 2007 when the Bosox broke their 89-yr streak of only clinching the WS during a full lunar eclipse.
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 15, 2011 at 01:34 PM (#3900166)
Sunday games seem like they might carry a little more significance than games on any other day. They are almost always day games, and they are always the last game of a series. The Rockies' record in other series enders isn't a whole lot better than their Sunday record.

Why that is, though, I couldn't tell you.
   11. TerpNats Posted: August 15, 2011 at 01:41 PM (#3900171)
The fundies in Colorado Springs will now demand the return of blue laws.
   12. Mash Wilson Posted: August 15, 2011 at 02:12 PM (#3900187)
I thought that thing with 20 straight solo bombs was cool.
   13. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: August 15, 2011 at 02:26 PM (#3900192)
I can only assume they're always extremely hungover on Sundays.
   14. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 15, 2011 at 02:34 PM (#3900201)
I don't know how to look it up, but it seems that the Yankees always, always lose on ESPN, particularly on Sunday nights. I wonder if their record actually reflects that.
   15. Greg K Posted: August 15, 2011 at 02:34 PM (#3900202)
Taking nothing away from Cardinal pitching, the Rockies offense did a masterful job of squandering amble opportunities to grab the lead or at least inch closer. Tulowitzki and Helton looked lost with the bases juiced.

First "When you look at how good Aramis Ramirez was at every step of the minor leagues and then you look at Alvarez, it's no context." Now this. Is today, for all intensive purposes, the First Annual Throw in Odd Words Into a Sentence Tournament?
   16. AROM Posted: August 15, 2011 at 02:43 PM (#3900210)
Pressure found its weakest point with Albert Pujols batting. The Cardinals slugger launched a slider onto the left-field concourse. NASA estimated the distance at 465 feet, the longest ever at Busch Stadium 3.


NASA? Are they considering replacing the space shuttle by throwing satellites to Pujols so he can launch them into space? Nah, can't be. No way NASA will be able to afford him.
   17. Russ Posted: August 15, 2011 at 02:52 PM (#3900216)

First "When you look at how good Aramis Ramirez was at every step of the minor leagues and then you look at Alvarez, it's no context." Now this. Is today, for all intensive purposes, the First Annual Throw in Odd Words Into a Sentence Tournament?


Goddam Greg, I didn't even see that in my post. Must be a contagious case of the Mondays.
   18. Greg K Posted: August 15, 2011 at 03:00 PM (#3900221)
Oddly enough I thought yours might actually be a clever play on stock phrases. Something about how in the context of Aramis Ramirez's minor league career, Alvarez's doesn't look so hot...

I didn't quite work out what the alleged clever play was, but with my literary skills that doesn't necessarily mean there isn't one there.
   19. Russ Posted: August 15, 2011 at 03:03 PM (#3900224)
I didn't quite work out what the alleged clever play was, but with my literary skills that doesn't necessarily mean there isn't one there.


No... basically what happened is that I was thinking about saying something like "when you take into account the context of Ramirez's numbers compared to the context of Alvarez's, it's no contest". Just a stupid Monday mistake.
   20. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: August 15, 2011 at 03:09 PM (#3900228)
I don't know how to look it up, but it seems that the Yankees always, always lose on ESPN, particularly on Sunday nights. I wonder if their record actually reflects that.


I don't either, but, and everybody might already know this, they're 33-8 in day games and 39-38 at night.
   21. base ball chick Posted: August 15, 2011 at 03:28 PM (#3900252)
that ball was ONLY hit 465'???!!!

cmon

and you think the rockies were bad? HAH you don't know from bad
why just yesterday afternoon the astros squandered multiple opportunities to get on base in the first place

but they DID cleverly use many opportunities to ground into a double play which may be why manager bad mills does stuff like sac-bunt in the first inning with the #3 hitter
   22. PreservedFish Posted: August 15, 2011 at 04:00 PM (#3900274)
the Rockies offense did a masterful job of squandering amble opportunities


Can't say I agree, 4 walks is a decent showing.
   23. caprules Posted: August 15, 2011 at 04:01 PM (#3900275)
Do the Rockies typically have a "Sunday lineup" where they play 2 or 3 bench players to give regulars a day off?
   24. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 15, 2011 at 05:15 PM (#3900323)
First "When you look at how good Aramis Ramirez was at every step of the minor leagues and then you look at Alvarez, it's no context." Now this. Is today, for all intensive purposes, the First Annual Throw in Odd Words Into a Sentence Tournament?


Ah ####. I'm going to blame being tired at the time of posting that.
   25. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: August 15, 2011 at 05:31 PM (#3900346)
No... basically what happened is that I was thinking about saying something like "when you take into account the context of Ramirez's numbers compared to the context of Alvarez's, it's no contest". Just a stupid Monday mistake.

Yes, but is your streak of making 'stupid Monday mistakes' up to 18 consecutive Mondays yet?
   26. Steve G. Posted: August 15, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3900413)
Well, it should be "all intents and purposes" anyway, so let's just call it even.
   27. The District Attorney Posted: August 22, 2011 at 04:43 PM (#3906002)
Neyer points out that yesterday, on "Faith Day" ("This is a great opportunity for Colorado churches and Christians from all over the state to come together and worship at the ballpark!")*, the Rockies finally won a Sunday game.

* Personally, I'd prefer if Faith Day were a celebration of Eliza Dushku.
   28. Bourbon Samurai Posted: August 22, 2011 at 05:03 PM (#3906018)
Ah, I was wondering how I missed the Rockies losing 17 games in a row.
   29. Russ Posted: August 22, 2011 at 05:03 PM (#3906020)
* Personally, I'd prefer if Faith Day were a celebration of Eliza Dushku.


AAAAA-MEN
   30. puck Posted: August 22, 2011 at 11:34 PM (#3906322)
AAAAA-MEN


Of course, you mean AAAAA-MEN (Seth Smith's at-bat music).
   31. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 22, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3906327)
That's pretty good. They're like the Christian-rock Arcade Fire.

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