On a roll, the Arizona Diamondbacks square off with the Dodgers for three games in Los Angeles
Remember the last time the Arizona Diamondbacks paid a visit to Dodger town?
Well, in case you don’t, the Diamondbacks were swept after Fernando Rodney blew a big lead in the ninth inning.
What took place on July 6 arguably set off the Diamondbacks struggles. From July 7 to Aug 20, Arizona went 15-24. After a three-game sweep in Minnesota against the Twins to end that stretch, the Snakes were 67-57 and 21 games behind Los Angeles in the National League West.
Every team goes through lulls and the Diamondbacks were too good to cough up what has been an amazing 2017 season.
Thankfully, they did not.
Since the series at Target Field, the Diamondbacks have gotten back on track and are close to securing a spot in the postseason for the first time in six years. Manager Torey Lovullo’s ball club has won 10 straight games for the second time in franchise history (2003) and 11 of their last 12.
On top of that, they have done it against N.L. West competition. After Sunday’s win in Colorado, the Diamondbacks have swept back-to-back-to-back series against the San Francisco Giants, Dodgers and Rockies respectively.
I cannot help but think how great it is to be a Diamondbacks fan this season. This team fights through hard times by not wavering from what got them to this point in the first place. That is what legit contenders do and the Diamondbacks are one of a handful teams that can claim that.
The Diamondbacks have played the Dodgers close this season but are 2-5 in Los Angeles in 2017. For a second straight series, the pitching matchups seem to favor the good guys.
Hopefully, that means the same result as the series at Chase Field.