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Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 keys to winning the Wild Card game

By Joseph Jacquez
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: The Arizona Diamondbacks stand for the national anthem prior to the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on September 27, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27: The Arizona Diamondbacks stand for the national anthem prior to the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on September 27, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 25: Gregor Blanco #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks dives back to first base as Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants waits for the throw on a pick-off attempt during the first inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 25: Gregor Blanco #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks dives back to first base as Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants waits for the throw on a pick-off attempt during the first inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 25, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Bad Baserunning cannot happen

Finding flaws on a 93 win team is hard to do, but every team has a weakness or two.

Baserunning has been a problem for the D-backs all season, and StatCast metrics can prove it.

According to Baseball Prospectus’ baserunning runs meric, the D-backs were 25th and the Rockies were second.

The D-backs only hit .254 as a team with RISP this season, compared to the Rockies .285 average, the second-best average in that situation in the NL.

Forget hititng with RISP. The D-backs were the worst team in baseball when it came to advancing on flyballs, and you really do not need stats to prove it.

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