CHICAGO -- The Rockies have lived through the slumps of left-handed reliever Rex Brothers this season because his hot streaks are simply dominant. In his last five appearances, including 1 1/3 perfect innings in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Cubs, Brothers has held opponents to a .077 batting average and struck out nine against three walks in 7 1/3 innings. Before the current hot streak, Brothers had given up 10 runs in eight outings and had as many walks (eight) as strikeouts. Brothers said a conversation with veteran setup man Matt Belisle helped him settle.
"I said, 'What do I need to do?' and it was more or less slowing things down, and less is more," Brothers said. "I've always done that, grip it and rip it. I just needed to re-evaluate things and get to that consistency that you see from 'Raffy' [Betancourt] and Belisle."