The Colorado Rockies are coming off a four-game series in San Diego against the Padres that started ugly but ended on a positive note.
After losing the first three games of the series, the Colorado Rockies rebounded behind balanced hitting and the stellar pitching of German Marquez to grab an 8-3 win. After falling behind 2-0 heading into the fifth inning, Colorado responded with a four-run sixth and then tacked on two runs each in the eighth and ninth to secure their only victory of a six-game road swing through Houston and San Diego.
As the only print media member to travel to Denver for the four-game series in San Diego, I had plenty of opportunities to interview Rockies players and coaches and spend time in the clubhouse gauging the emotions that were going along with the mounting losses.
The word that I heard often from players and coaches alike in San Diego was “frustration.” There’s no question that Colorado knows it is playing below expectations. However, at times this season, it’s also been like trying to plug a dam with many leaks. You put a stop to one (in other words, your offense clicks) and another leak forms (your pitching can’t keep the other team off the scoreboard).
With that in mind, here are three of the more interesting quotes I heard during my time with the team in San Diego.