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Peaks & Valleys - August 18 - The Rockies Are Bad On The Road

Lather, rinse, repeat. Whoops, we're not talking about shampooing here. For the Rockies it goes: Win, lose, repeat. Apparently the Rockies have yet to learn how to break this cycle. As has been mentioned before for the month of August the Rockies alternate wins and losses. The team won on Sunday and then lost yesterday's opener in Los Angeles to the Dodgers.

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And just in case you didn't know, the Rockies are bad on the road. Really, really bad. As in: this team has had only one winning season on the road (2009, 41-40) since the team started play in 1993. The team is currently 23-37 on the road. So yeah, that is one of the contributing factors to the Rockies woes this season, but not the only one. Under-performing players, injuries, plain ol' bad luck, and pretty much everything else you can think of have brought the Rockies where they are.

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Instead of repeatedly hearing about how bad the Rockies are, the better solution would be to ask how does this get fixed? It's been 18 years since the Rockies. There's enough data available to come up with some answer to this. But if the answer is, "We can't change it," we probably haven't looked deep enough.

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On Tap For Today

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-The Rockies take on the Dodgers in a nationally televised game on ESPN tonight at 8:10 p.m. ET. Good thing they had a loss yesterday. They should win tonight's game. Jason Hammel and Hiroki Kuroda take the mound.

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