This is where the Arizona Diamondbacks will earn their money. They start a 9-game, 3-city road trip against the San Diego Padres tonight at Petco Park in San Diego. If they want to entertain any thoughts of winning the NL West, they must do no worse than 6-3 on this trip, preferably 7-2 or better and at least a couple of those wins had better be against the San Francisco Giants.
You never want to say games at the end of July are “must win” however, these all have to be treated as “must wins”. A team like the Dbacks can’t let an opportunity like this slip away. A team like the Giants might be able to survive a losing road trip like this, four games out. Not the young Dbacks.
San Francisco has already started things off well by losing tonight on their own road trip to Philadelphia, losing to the Phillies 7-2. Dbacks are 3.5 games out before even taking the field. Just fine by me!