The Diamondbacks weren’t expected to compete for first place in the NL West this year, partially because the roster had issues, but mostly because the Dodgers and Padres had loaded rosters. Turns out, the Giants are pretty good, too.
But nobody thought the team in the desert would be this bad. Once upon a time, the Diamondbacks were 15-13, just two games out of first place in their division. Since then, though? They’re just 5-36, an almost incomprehensible number. But that’s not even the worst statistic from the stretch.
At least the Diamondbacks’ last road win was memorable. That was Madison Bumgarner’s gem, when he (unofficially) no-hit the Braves over seven innings in the nightcap of a doubleheader on April 25. How long has it been since the Diamondbacks last won a road game? Here are just some of the big things that have happened in the sports world since April 25.
Let’s start with baseball. The young Blue Jays star — he’ll get the bump to “superstar” soon enough — has hit 18 home runs, with 44 RBIs in 45 games since the Diamondbacks last celebrated a road W.