August 30, 2009
It’s funny how different a fan’s outlook can be after just a few short games. Earlier this month the Diamondbacks were on a 4-city, 10-game road trip that saw them get swept in Atlanta and Philadelphia and lost four of six in Houston and San Francisco. It felt like a reincarnation of the 2004 Diamondbacks team that lost 111 games; the most in franchise history.
The road trip ended with the Diamondbacks salvaging one win in the bay area beating the Giants 11-0. The home stand was brief; a three game rematch with the Houston Astros followed by another lengthy road trip. I think it would be safe to say that the expectations for this series were relatively low.