CHICAGO -- Diamondbacks infielder Geoff Blum expressed after Saturday's loss that, despite back-to-back losses to the Cubs to open the second half of the season, no one was "freaking out."
But after getting swept out of Chicago with a 3-1 loss Sunday, it was abundantly clear that the D-backs are getting frustrated.
In the third inning, right fielder Justin Upton who slammed his bat and helmet to the ground following a strikeout to end the third inning. In the fourth, left fielder Gerardo Parra swung through a pitch to end the inning and followed by striking the ground with his bat, though less emphatically than Upton. And in the fifth, Willie Bloomquist flipped his helmet in the air as the inning ended on the team's sixth double play of the series.
"Why wouldn't they (be frustrated)?" D-backs manager Kirk Gibson asked after the game. "That's not what we had in mind. It's frustrating. They're busting their tails. That's what baseball does to you.
"We'll have to get rid of it and ...