Madison Bumgarner’s one-hit, complete game shutout of the Diamondbacks on Sunday closed Arizona’s first half of 2016 with a thud.
The D-backs reach the All-Star break with a 38-52 record, 19 games behind the NL West leaders in San Francisco and 10 games back in the wild-card race.
The D-backs traded closer Brad Ziegler two days prior, a sign they have perhaps accepted their fate as a postseason outsider.
At the All-Star break, there’s finally time to breathe. Regrouping won’t be easy considering the injury situation, but Arizona still has half a year to prove bad luck bit the team in several forms.
By the numbers, here is what the Diamondbacks have done so far in 2016.
Only one team, the Tampa Bay Rays, head into the All-Star break with a worse record over the past 10 games. Arizona has gone 2-8 down the stretch, which is only matched by the Chicago Cubs. The Rays went 1-9 in their final 10 outings.
Of the Diamondbacks’ seven semi-regular uniform combinations, they have a winning percentage in just two — each of the gray looks. Arizona has lost the most games in its most frequently-worn outfits, the Sedona red combination.
The Diamondbacks have only two starting pitchers that haven’t hit the disabled list this season. Patrick Corbin and Robbie Ray have been healthy while Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller and Rubby De La Rosa have all been injured so far in 2016.
Relative to other misfortunes, the bats haven’t struggled as much for Arizona. The D-backs are tied for sixth in the majors with a team batting average of .268. Additionally, Arizona is sixth in slugging (.440), 14th in on-base percentage (.326) and ninth in on-base plus slugging (.767).
The D-backs continue to be aggressive on the base-paths and rank third with a stolen base percentage of 77.9. As a result, they are seventh in total stolen bases to this point.
Arizona pitchers have walked the third-most batters in the majors and have the seventh-worst strikeout per walk ratio (2.22).
The pitching staff as a whole is tied for the fifth-highest earned run average in MLB, allowing 4.77 runs per nine innings.
By recording a combined 35 quality starts this year, the D-backs’ starters are tied for the sixth-lowest total in the majors.
Arizona is one of just 10 teams with a winning road record. Chip Hale’s team is 23-20 away from Chase Field.
The D-backs rank fifth-worst — or 26th-best — by stranding 3.78 players in scoring position per game.
With 32 home losses and just 15 wins at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks have the second-worst home record. Only the Braves are worse off at 13-34.
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