The Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Last weekend was our first of two looks at the NL West’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Not much has changed since last weekend. The D-Backs won two out of three from the Colorado Rockies out in the Rocky Mountains this week.
They lost a tight one run game, but then destroyed their division rivals the next two nights. They outscored the Rockies 26-8 to pull into a tie for second place in the West. They are now sitting 1.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place.
The Diamondbacks are 26-9 at home this season and are only a week removed from sweeping the Phillies at Citizen’s Bank Park. In both of those games, the Phils had a late lead, but the Arizona offense was able to charge back into it with clutch homers.
Now, the Phils enter a series against the same explosive offense, but have to deal with both Robbie Ray and Zack Greinke. On the road, this could be an incredibly difficult challenge for a struggling Phillies team.