August 3, 2009
The Arizona Diamondbacks completed a four game series against the New York Mets today. Going into this series we knew it was going to be a battle. Both Arizona and New York have been struggling most of the season. Each club went into this year thinking they would be competing for the league championship and both find themselves well out of the lead in their respective divisions.
When the 2009 regular schedule was first announced I looked at this series as one that would be a gauge of how competitive the Diamondbacks would be against the best the National League East had to offer. It was a gauge but not in the way anyone could have predicted.