NL Wild Card standings: Diamondbacks fight for postseason berth
Sep 22, 2023, 10:09 AM | Updated: Sep 23, 2023, 9:53 am
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are in the thick of a playoff race for the first time in years, although they are battling to stay within striking distance of a wild card spot.
The D-backs entered July atop the National League West at 49-34, but a downward spiral landed them on the outside looking in with an 8-16 month. A nine-game losing streak to start August put them at 57-59.
But an 11-2 stretch starting on Aug. 12 had them right in the thick of the NL Wild Card race once again.
Arizona’s front office was a buyer at the trade deadline with the additions of closer Paul Sewald, infielder Jace Peterson and outfielder Tommy Pham. But its schedule is one of the toughest in baseball over the final two months.
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said one of his goals for 2023 is to play meaningful baseball in September, which is happening.
Here’s what the NL Wild Card standings currently look like:
Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL Wild Card standings
|Place||Team||Record||Games Back||Last 10||Up Next|
|1||Philadelphia Phillies||84-69||+5.0||6-4||vs. NYM|
|2||ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS||81-73||+1.0||6-4||at NYY|
|3||Chicago Cubs||80-74||—||3-7||vs. COL|
|4||Miami Marlins||79-75||1.0||5-5||vs. MIL|
|5||Cincinnati Reds||79-76||1.5||5-5||vs. PIT|
|6||San Francisco Giants||77-77||3.0||3-7||at LAD|