{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

D-backs express urgency to get on hot streak

D-backs express urgency to get on hot streak

|
D-backs express urgency to get on hot streak
ST. LOUIS -- Following Tuesday's frustrating loss to the Cardinals, D-backs outfielder Justin Upton summed up his team's situation succinctly.

"It's August, there should be some sort of concern," Upton said. "We feel like we're a team that can win ballgames, but we're not doing anything great right now and if we're going to make a push we're going to have to start playing great and putting together some runs."

All season, it seems, the D-backs have been talking about going on a prolonged winning streak -- something they did in May 2011 and are convinced they can do again.

"Every day we come in here and we hold onto the fact that we're capable of doing that," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said.

The D-backs entered play Wednesday night 5 1/2 games behind the first-place Dodgers in the National League West.

"We have to just keep grinding," catcher Miguel Montero said. "It's frustrating because we had real high expectations for this year. That's just the way the game goes sometimes. We still have time, but time is getting shorter."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español