With their 8-2 win on Sunday over the lowly Houston Astros, the Arizona Diamondbacks moved to 47-48 on the season, one game below .500. They have seven games remaining on the current homestand. They have a three-game set hosting the last place Colorado Rockies and four games against the New York Mets, who currently have the same record as Arizona.
These seven games have great importance for the team as they try to get in the pennant race. As it stands, they are six games behind the division leading Giants and five games back in the wold card standings.
But before the team can even talk about the playoffs, they have to get to .500.
The significance of getting there means a clean slate, a new start. They can then look to the rest of the season. Every day that they remain below that mark is a day longer they can't focus on getting to the postseason.
Winning two of three over the Rockies gets them to .500. Splitting with the Mets keeps them there. But they want more.
Although it does not make or break their season, they really should go 5-2 in their next seven games to get some momentum going.
General manager Kevin Towers has stated many times this season that he fully believes that this team will make a run and get to the postseason. He has been waiting for a while.
Now is that time.
But first, they need to win their fourth game in a row and take game one of the series against Colorado. That gets them to .500 today. After that, then they are at the hump. Get over .500 and they are over it.
We all hope for the postseason. But first things first. Lets get them to .500.
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