In case you haven't already called it a season, it certainly looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks' season is toast.
After a walk-off win yesterday, the Diamondbacks were 7 1/2 games behind for the second wild-card spot in the National League, with 24 games left on the schedule.
Perhaps the surprise of the season is that almost every single member of the bullpen collectively crapped the bed. Several members of the starting rotation crapped the bad too, which was kind of expected.
In the NL West, pitching matters most -- according to wisdom, and math, as explored in New Times' cover story earlier this year -- which the Los Angeles Dodgers clearly have under control, and the Diamondbacks do not.
With Diamondbacks starters Trevor Cahill and Brandon McCarthy constantly throwing games away early (something Ian Kennedy did, too, before he got shipped off for a reliever who turned out to be crap), and even Wade Miley and Patrick Corbin botching their most recent starts, the playoff hopes seem to be reserved for the most optimistic fans.
Is there anyone still hanging on out there?
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