May 28, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pinch hitter John McDonald (16) at bat against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning at AT

D-Backs Inability to Get on a Roll Could End Soon


As the D-Backs fell to the Giants 4-2 on Memorial Day, they continued their perplexing inability to get on a winning streak.  Only once since the first four games of the season have the Diamondbacks won more than two consecutive games, a three game winning streak from April 29th through May 1st against the Marlins and Nationals.

The problem wouldn’t be that bad except for the fact that they’ve had two 5 game losing streaks in that period of time…the main reason that they find themselves 5 games under .500 and already 11 games behind the scorching hot Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Dodgers are perilously close to burying the Diamondbacks in the NL West doldrums before the All-Star break.  However, the D-Backs have a chance to get rolling in a hurry.

After the final two games of the Giants series the D-Backs have 9 consecutive games against the Padres, Rockies and A’s–giving the Diamondbacks a perfect opportunity to get on a true hot streak.  The three teams are a combined 32 games under .500 between them.  If the D-Backs continue their win two, lose three mantra through this upcoming stretch, they may find themselves in a hole they can’t dig out of.  Their upcoming schedule gives them a chance to stick around for awhile.

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