— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) June 1, 2023
After losing 110 games in 2021, followed by a 4th-place finish in 2022, the D-backs are shocking the entire baseball world with their red-hot start to the 2023 season.
With a roster full of exciting young talent, what is not to love about this underdog team?
Combine all of this together, and the D-backs are finally attracting national attention as they attempt to make their first playoff run since 2017.
you can only like this if your MLB team is in 1st pic.twitter.com/YtbAI9jNpe
— andrew leezus (@AndrewLeezus) June 1, 2023
Diamondbacks playing winning baseball
— Angel (@Pacman_23_) June 1, 2023
National League West standings on the 1st day of June.
A very, very impressive first couple of months from the Diamondbacks. pic.twitter.com/fgVo9hNZYT
— Sammy Levitt | Padres Radio Host (@SammyLev) June 1, 2023
In all seriousness, the Diamondbacks scouting and development team is top-5 in MLB. Teams should be throwing money at Kerry Jenkins. That’s a fun team out in the desert.
— Royals Farm Report (@RoyalsFarm) June 1, 2023
It’s June 1st and the Arizona Diamondbacks are on top of the National League… https://t.co/WJfKM37uH9
— Carson Denley (@CarsonDenley) June 1, 2023
Last year, the Diamondbacks were 25-27 and fourth in the NL West on June 1st.
This year, the Diamondbacks are 34-23 and are tied for the best record in the NL on June 1st. pic.twitter.com/aIBzpq6A7w
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) June 1, 2023
How about them first place Diamondbacks!? 👀
— … (@jhuanmoretime) June 1, 2023
Diamondbacks are for real this year
— Casey Campbell (@ccampbell251) June 1, 2023
Things are happening in downtown Phoenix. Season-high five game win streak and the Diamondbacks are now tied with the Dodgers for the best record in the NL. On June 1st. https://t.co/skHeCwAawx
— Nick King (@NickKingSports) June 1, 2023
The Arizona Diamondbacks are just fun this year. I’ll be there Saturday
— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) June 1, 2023
However, despite this unexpected hot start, the D-backs are struggling to pull fans out to the stadium.
Even with all this winning, the Diamondbacks consistently see thousands of empty seats at every home game.
Will this surge to first place end this unfortunate trend?