The Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field tonight. These two teams met a week ago at Petco Park with the Padres winning the first two games of the series before dropping the final game.
The Diamondbacks win in that third game marked their first win this season in San Diego. Since that time the Diamondbacks went on to take two of three from the San Francisco Giants while the Padres were swept at home by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Diamondbacks went a respectable 3-3 on their latest road trip. For a team that is a paltry 22-43 on the road, a .500 road trip is grounds for celebration. It wasn’t just this trip that has Diamondbacks fans excited.
Regardless of what happens over the next two nights, the Arizona Diamondbacks are guaranteed to have a winning record for the month of August. The worst they can finish is 15-14 if they lose tonight and tomorrow.
For a team that is 27 games under .500, there is not a lot to look forward to other than a winning percentage for a given month. To put this into perspective, the last time the Arizona Diamondbacks had a winning record for a month it was August 2009, exactly a year ago.
So while this may not be the kind of news that will set the town to dancing in the streets, it is a positive direction. Something we have not had in a very long time.