The ill-timed slump cut so deeply it even divided the players. They weren't sure how to view this spiral. Troy Tulowitzki spoke of unclenching the fist, saying they should play like the ugly guy in the fight — with nothing to lose. Grizzled and bearded Todd Helton labeled it a must-win game. Then again, he will be 40 next month and doesn't have a lot of games left.
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