Colorado Rockies: 3 interesting quotes we heard in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 11: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies scores as Francisco Mejia #27 of the San Diego Padres loses the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park August 11, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 11: Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies scores as Francisco Mejia #27 of the San Diego Padres loses the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park August 11, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – AUGUST 04: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #21 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on August 04, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – AUGUST 04: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #21 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on August 04, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

"“That’s how you win,” Black said after Sunday’s game. “You get good starting pitching. You get timely hitting and that’s how you win. That’s what happened today. The goal is to make that happen tomorrow. Good pitching and timely hitting. We just haven’t had that for the greater part of a month.”"

Let’s look back at Colorado’s last two victories. Both came on a Sunday, with one happening in Denver and the other at Petco Park.

Kyle Freeland was solid on the mound and Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story had home runs in a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants for the win at Coors Field. German Marquez was solid on the mound and four different players had two hits each in Colorado’s 8-3 road win over San Diego on Sunday.

The key for Colorado last season was finding opportunities and capitalizing on them. That’s something that just hasn’t happened this season and it’s made the difference between being in the cellar of the division and fighting for a playoff berth.

Next. Our exclusive chat with Bud Black on a very interesting first pitch experience. dark

It sounds simple, but Colorado has to hit and pitch better … and actually do them at the same time. Black knows it. The players know it. Now it just has to happen. Hopefully it begins again on Monday at Coors Field against the Diamondbacks.

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