X's shortstop Ryan Priddy says keeping the clubhouse fun is the key to creating a winning streak.
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- -
There's still time left this summer for the Explorers to make a run at the playoffs but they better get hot soon. Sioux City has a 30-39 record, and are ten games behind first place Wichita with 31 games left in the season.
The X's start a week-long home stand by welcoming Gary to town on Monday. Sioux City hasn't won a series since winning three of four in St. Paul three weeks ago. They haven't won a home series since the middle of June.
The rest of the X's schedule has 15 home games and 16 on the road, and the team hopes to start a winning streak at Lewis and Clark Park.
"You know in baseball, anything is possible," said X's manager Stan Cliburn. "You can go on runs of 10 or 12 games and it's something we'll have to do. We'll have to do that to even get in the thick of it. But you've got 31 to play and you've got to take them one at a time and play them just like you do opening day."
The X's have made errors in 43 of their 69 games. They are 17-26 in games where they commit an error. Instead of focusing on the problems, the X's say they're just going to have a good time.
"Easy going kind of stuff is what I do," said shortstop Ryan Priddy. "I play practical jokes. I like to hang out with the guys and pour baby powder on them when they're not looking. So, that's the one thing I know I can do. When I'm having fun in the clubhouse and I know it's a lot more enjoyable for me and for them too. So, just keep it loose and focus when we're out there."
After three games with Gary, Winnipeg starts a three game series in Sioux City on Friday.
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