The DBacks have gotten off to one of the best starts in baseball this season with a record of 17-9. This is a National League-best, and second-best record only behind the Boston Red Sox.
As of right now, the DBacks are on a roll against their division opponents going 13-5. But we all know, this is only the early days of the season, and all good things eventually meet their end, either in victory or bitter defeat. The Diamondbacks are led by All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and pitcher Zack Greinke.
So far this season, the DBacks are the most underrated power team in the league. Considering they play in the NL West, which the Dodgers normally dominate, they are not given enough credit even though they are improving every week. Now with the Dodgers Short Stop Corey Seager being out for the year with Tommy John, and no timetable still for Justin Turner, the DBacks should be able to gain a commanding lead in the West. Currently, ESPN and MLB.com both have Arizona sitting in third in the power rankings, behind the ever hot Astros and current best record holder, the Red Sox.
What we are seeing from the DBacks is something along the lines of the Randy Johnson era for the team. Ya know Randy Johnson, the guy who’s fastball actually killed a bird. Yeah, that’s where the DBacks are at the moment. To fully become the old Diamondbacks, specifically the 2001 World Series Champions, they must stay this strong for the rest of the year, and continue it through the playoffs. If this were to happen it would be an astonishing feat. Slim to no injuries would have to happen, and bats would have to stay on fire.
To wrap it all up, The DBacks are off to a fiery hot start. The fans look to continue their excitement as the team looks to retain the heat they have brought right out of the gate.