The Arizona Diamondbacks played six of the eight teams in this years playoff field. Overall, they didn’t fare so well. So, not only was pitching and poor run production in crucial situations awful, the Dbacks proved they could lose to the worst of them, but the best of them as well.
Here is how the Dbacks fared against this years playoff field, which goes to show maybe just how much work the Dbacks have to do to get back on track in 2011.
San Francisco Giants – 5-13. The Giants had their number this season, including a four game sweep in Arizona in July. You could pretty much count on a Giants win when the two teams hooked up. You can thank great pitching for that.
Atlanta Braves – 3-4. They lost two of three at home, but split a four game series in Atlanta.
Philadelphia Phillies – 2-4. They won two out of three at home early in the season however got swept in Philly in late July.
Cincinnati Reds – 2-5. Cincy pretty also pretty much had the Dbacks number, although the Dbacks did manage a nice split in Cincy in September.
New York Yankees – 1-2. They whipped the defending champs oin game one of the three game series in Phoenix in June. The Yankees took care of business the last two nights.
Tampa Bay Rays – 2-1. The one win included Edwin Jackson’s no-hitter. The Dbacks went in to Tampa and won two of three, although they had a real shot at sweeping.
That’s a total of 15-29. Not too good. Just about how the 2010 season went for the Dbacks.