Diamondbacks In Better Shape Than Cardinals Were In 2011, Says Kirk Gibson

Even with their strong 1-0 showing against the Dodgers on Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks are still two games under .500 and five games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson isn't worried though, as he thinks the team still definitely has a chance to make a run at the playoffs.

During his weekly radio show on Tuesday, Gibson compared his team to the Cardinals of 2011 that earned a wild card spot thanks to a late season rally. "I think we are in a better position now than the Cardinals were last year at this time," Gibson said. "Nobody thought they could do it, but that's why you play the games."

While those Cardinals were well over the .500 mark, they were 4.5 games behind the Braves and managed to earn a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season. That team eventually went on to win the 2011 World Series.

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