When someone asks a Diamondbacks fan how their weekend was at work or school tomorrow, they’ll probably say “good.” But the truth is, they’re dying on the inside.
Heading into this weekend’s series against the Giants, the Diamondbacks were only one game out of first place– with a golden chance to move into sole possession of first against San Fran. At home, no less.
But it was not to be. After a four-game sweep by the Giants, the Diamondbacks are now in sole possession of last place. They’re five games out of first place now– and in dead last in the West.
Aside from the fact that the Giants gained ground from this sweep, everyone else in the division decided to finally start winning this weekend. The Rockies somehow swept the Mets at home. The Dodgers won the first two games of their series against St. Louis. The Padres lost two of three to the Brewers, but they’re the Padres so who really cares? Three teams in the West had great weekends, and the Diamondbacks fell way behind.
The only silver lining to the Diamondbacks’ subpar start was that everyone else in the division was struggling to play .500 baseball too. This weekend, it seems as though some teams have started breaking away. You didn’t really think that an even-year Giants team would dissapoint on a stage like this, did you? This isn’t good for the Diamondbacks.
Luckily for the Diamondbacks, they’ll be welcoming the last-place Yankees (It feels weird writing that) to Arizona this week for a 2001 World Series rematch.