"We're fine. We are playing together. We are a family," Omar Infante said. "We have good energy. We have to play good baseball, and show energy."
Infante, batting .287 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs, has had an All-Star caliber season. He's currently fifth in voting among National League second basemen.
The veteran shares the frustration of the club.
"Not lucky," he said. "Everything is the same as last year. We make an error. Sometimes we don't play good baseball. That's the key, playing good baseball. Some guys have been struggling. It's hard."
The Venezuela native also endured the tough month of June in 2011, when the team won five games.
Key for the club, he says, is staying loose.
"When you play with pressure, that's no good," he said. "We've got to play good baseball.
"I think we're better than this. We're a good team. We've got to stay positive."