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The Opponents that the Diamondbacks can cause issues in the Playoff race for:
There’s three of the seven playoff contending teams that the Dbacks still have six games with.
- Philadelphia Phillies: All six games will be played by end of next week. Their first game is tonight. The Phillies are in a three-team race for first place of the NL East. Atlanta is in first currently, but only hold a 1 1/2 game lead over the Phillies. The Mets are right behind them at only 3 1/2 games behind the Braves.
- Seattle Mariners: All six games against the Mariners will be played during September. That’s a crucial time for the young up-and-coming team from the Pacific Northwest. They are currently only 5 games behind the 2nd Wild Card spot. They do have two teams ahead of them but you can’t focus on that. Each team can only do what they can affect which is win games. However, if the Dbacks won 4/6 of those games, you can say sayonara to playoffs for the Mariners.
- Los Angeles Dodgers: The team that every Dbacks fan wants to go winless against the Snakes the rest of year could fall out of the race for 1st in the NL West if that were to happen. It’s extremely doubtful they would miss playoffs sadly. On the bright side, it would be so very sweet if the Dbacks could take the Dodgers out of the divisional race and ensure they have to play a one-game playoff. The Dodgers are only 4 games behind the first place Giants. Let’s hope the Dbacks can make that go to 6 or more games behind. The games against LA occur in the final 16 games of the season.