Documenting the struggles of the Arizona Diamondbacks (slideshow)

By Trisha Garcia
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06: Fernando Rodney
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Standstill on Base-Stealing

In the first half of the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks stole a total of 64 bases. But, since then? The team has only stolen 15 bases.

Base stealing is important because it moves runners up without causing an out, if done correctly. It also can take some stress off of the batter, as well as put pressure on the pitcher and catcher. In its best form, base-stealing pumps up the team and the crowd.

The Diamondbacks haven’t been caught stealing too often, 15-for-20, so the lack of stolen bases in the second half is unexplained.