The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost six straight games, and eight of their last 10.
Their record has fallen to 64-67 on the season, and their playoff hopes appear to get dimmer by the day.
An unsuccessful 10-game homestand now in the rear view mirror, the D-backs are set to embark on a road trip that will take them to Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
The stretch of games will be season-defining — if not season-ending.
“Literally by the time this road trip’s over our fate will be sealed one way or the other,” D-backs GM Kevin Towers told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday.
That said, Towers said he still expects his team to make a run at the NL West. Acknowledging his team has dug itself quite a hole, the thought is until the D-backs are eliminated they will always have a chance.