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Diamondbacks hold MLB’s worst record since the All-Star break

Aug 3, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Geraldo Perdomo (2) tosses his helmet after being called out on strikes against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Since the All-Star break about a month ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks have held the worst record in the MLB at 5-14.

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Meanwhile, teams surrounding the Diamondbacks in the NL West have had no problem gaining ground or closing the gap on Arizona.

The Padres, who were regarded as the most disappointing team of the first half of the 2023 season, are 11-8 since the All-Star break. This recent success has brought them just one game behind .500 and only 2.5 games behind the D-backs.

Additionally, the Giants hold a similar record post-All-Star Game at 12-8. Their recent 3-1 series victory over Arizona boosted them to four games ahead of the Diamondbacks.

And when looking at the stats, it is no surprise that the Diamondbacks continue to fall deeper into a slump.

Post All-Star break, Arizona pitchers have combined for a 5.74 ERA, which is the worst in the MLB. On the offensive side, their 173 groundouts are the fifth-worst in the league.

Although it may not be hard to remember, the Diamondbacks once held the best record in the National League and seemed well on pace to make their first playoff run since 2017.

Now, Arizona is 6.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 1.5 games behind in the NL Wild Card race. 

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