It doesn’t seem like anything else can go wrong at this point. The D-backs are coming off losing two-of-three from arch-nemesis San Francisco Giants, have had two different five-game losing streaks and are staring at a two-game set against the team with the best record in MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.
It’s very possible the D-backs could be swept in the short set and fall to 15-22 on the season. At which point, it would feel like the season is slipping away.
However, 15-22 would be the exact record the D-backs held through 37 games last season. In fact, last season, the D-backs were just coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of the Giants and a five-game losing streak. It looked bleak then, too. And that team did NOT have the additions of Chris Young, Daniel Hudson and Stephen Drew back into the staring line coming around the corner. Not to mention the likes of Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs waiting in the wings, as well.
Adding Young and Hudson will be a big boost but adding Drew will be like completing an in-season trade considering the D-backs have been without Drew since his devastating injury on July 21.
So, while many D-backs fans, including me, are becoming more and more frustrated with how the team has been playing, there is some hope!