There is no question that the Rockies are struggling. Since June 21 (which began a series of three consecutive walk-off losses to the Dodgers in Los Angeles), the Rockies are 13-30.
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As I mentioned earlier in the article, “frustration” was the key word I heard in the Colorado clubhouse this weekend. Jon Gray, Kyle Freeland, Yonder Alonso and others talked about their frustration with Colorado’s steady slide out of playoff contention.
I asked Bud Black about how he is balancing out that frustration in the clubhouse.
"“A lot of times, you walk that fine line of guys trying too hard and putting too much pressure on themselves,” Black said. “The tension of playing and trying to win a game can subtly affect performance. We’re doing everything we can as a coaching staff and players, and that includes veteran players trying to get that right mix of intensity and free and easy play.”"
Sunday’s win was a start to negating some of that frustration, but it’s going to take more than one victory for the Rockies to start building some positive momentum.
How do they do that? That ties into the final quote I heard in San Diego to share with you in this article.