The Arizona Diamondbacks may have pulled out a 12 inning win on Sunday over the San Francisco Giants, but they need alot of help to get themselves back to respectability. It makes no difference the rest of the division with within a game and a half of the Dbacks in the standings. The fact is, these Dbacks need to play better.
"Ummm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk... oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahh lost some people this week and ah, we sorta need to play catch up. - Bill Lumburgh, Office Space"
If this was Kirk Gibson talking after yesterday's game and seeing a window of opportunity to work on some things before getting on a plane to Cincinnati today, it would sound a little like this:
"Ummm, I'm gonna need all of you to go ahead and come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 7 before the flight to the 'Nati that would be great, mmmk, oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and come in early to the stadium each day this week, kay. We ahh lost a bunch of games this week and agh, we sorta need to play catch up."
If it were only that easy. One may argue it is still early, but you know what? They all still count in the end. I've never bought into the "it's early" talk. No one can ever agree on when it isn't early anymore anyway. There are a lot of struggling teams out there right now, but that doesn't mean we have to accept the Dbacks as one of them. This is an important trip to Cincy and New York this week before heading home to face the Phillies and Cubs next week. The Dbacks need to finish April off strong to stay within striking distance of the Colorado Rockies.