The Colorado Rockies dropped the final game of the series against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday night with the source of the downfall again being the pitching staff.

The broken record that has been played so many times before seems to be coming back for yet another round of Rockies torment.

Pitching was a problem from the start of the series for Colorado. The staff managed to allow more then six runs in three of the team’s four games against the Reds, who rank 22nd in the league in RBIs.

Poor pitching is exactly what the Rockies wanted to avoid heading into the gloomy month of June.

In their last six games, the Rockies staff owns an ERA of 6.50. Jon Gray has been the lone bright spot for a rotation that has lost four of those last six starts (the bullpen has one loss as well).

The poor performances are a disappointment for Walt Weiss.

“We gotta play better at home, we gotta pitch better at home,” said Weiss. “We haven’t pitched very well at home … We just haven’t put it together at home for whatever reason.”

The longball has been a factor as the staff has allowed 15 balls to leave the park in a span of seven days.

“We are trying to pitch down, obviously here we are going to give up home runs,” said Eddie Butler who surrendered two of Cincinnati’s four in the loss Thursday.

The team will head to sunny San Diego to take on the team with the third-worst team batting average in the bigs in the Padres, so hopefully the staff can somehow, someway find a way to get back on track.