MLB Standings Update: Rockies Sit Back And Watch MLB Playoffs

The 2011 MLB regular season came to an end on Wednesday night with one of the more, if not the most, dramatic final day of the season. The Rays came back and the Red Sox collapsed, not just nearly simultaneous on Wednesday night, but in the month of September.

And now the playoffs are set:

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

There will be, as we knew months ago, no Rocktober III for the Colorado Rockies this year.

The Rockies finished the season in fourth-place in the NL West. The 73-89 final record had them 21 games behind the Diamondbacks, who won their fifth division title. That's five in 14 years. The Rockies have zero division titles in 19 years.

And that 73-89 record? Tied for fourth-worst record in franchise history (only losing seasons listed):

Year  W  L  W-L%  Finish 
2005 67 95 0.414 5th of 5 
1993 67 95 0.414 6th of 7 
2004 68 94 0.420 4th of 5 
1999 72 90 0.444 5th of 5 
2011 73 89 0.451 4th of 5 
2002 73 89 0.451 4th of 5 
2001 73 89 0.451 5th of 5 
1994 53 64 0.453 3rd of 4 
2008 74 88 0.457 3rd of 5 
2003 74 88 0.457 4th of 5 
2006 76 86 0.469 4th of 5 
1998 77 85 0.475 4th of 5 

 

Let's just hope that the Rockies aren't out to repeat the 2001-02 pattern

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