The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t in complete trouble, yet. However, if they want to have any post-season aspirations, they need to improve on offense and quick. Over the past five days the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves proved the Dbacks can not hit above average pitching. Since beating the Phils on Tuesday, the Dbacks have been out-scored 26-6. Today, they lost a tough pitchers duel. Josh Collmenter deserved a better fate in a 1-0 loss to the Braves.
At this point, even if they do get into the playoffs, it will be an easy three and out. The Dbacks just simply can not afford to keep throwing out a AAA lineup everyday. Sean Burroughs, sorry you ain’t cuttin’ it dude. Collin Cowgill, you have a nice glove but your hitting leaves a lot to be desired. Wade Miley, you pitch more like Miley Cyrus.
Even the vets are struggling. Chris Young, what the heck happened son? You have fallen right back into your 2009 ways. Clearly 2010 proved to be an aberration.
So, now the Dbacks head to play the Washington Nationals, a team they split with in Phoenix a couple of months ago. This will be the true test to see if this performance has anything to do with them or the competition. I think it could be a bit of both unfortunately.