That was fun wasn’t it! After a four game sweep of the Reds and another 6-4 10 game road-trip, its time for our weekly check in of who is hot and who is not on the D-backs!
Don’t look now, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are just 5 games back in the N.L. West. On their 10 game road trip the D-backs went 6-4 and had their first ever four game sweep of the Reds.
Even better the Snakes are now one game over .500 (at 62-61) for the first time since April 22nd. They have officially climbed and gotten over mount .500, and now D-backs players, coaches, and members of the front office can finally stop talking about it.
Granted, it was against the Reds a team that is in free fall and just waiting to get beat (they now have lost nine in a row), but this team did the job against a team they needed to beat, and now the D-backs have all the momentum heading back to Chase Field.
The D-backs didn’t get very many innings in this series from their starting pitchers (with the exception of De La Rosa and Anderson), but the offense certainly did its job.
The totals for the Snakes offense are staggering:
Runs Scored: 26
Home Runs: 8
Stolen Bases: 8
The D-backs continue to run all over opponents, something they simply didn’t do last season which has been huge.
Now, its time to scoreboard watch everyday, specifically the Dodgers and Giants games, but even the Padres who entered the day just 6.5 back in the West, and a half game back of the Snakes.
It’s exciting folks to see this team playing so well. Certain players are responsible for that success, and certain players are struggling.
It’s that time! Lets check in on who was hot this week and who was not for the D-backs before they return home to Chase to take on the St. Louis Cardinals.
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