Jun 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas (right) celebrates with teammate Paul Goldschmidt after hitting a two run home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Despite dropping the finale, this was still a successful series for Arizona. They came up with some very timely hitting through this series and will need more of that before we reach the break. The D-Backs have five games left until the All Star Break. They travel to Arlington, Texas for a two game showdown with the Rangers and then travel to New York to play the Mets in a three game set.
The Diamondbacks need to build up as much confidence as they can before heading into the break. Goldschmidt was just announced as the starting first baseman for the National League All Star team and I’m sure I’m not going to be the first or last person to say this but that accomplishment is undoubtedly well-deserved.
The goal right now should be to finish the first half strong and focus on starting strong when the break is over. Occasionally, some teams will start slow out of the break. If Arizona can avoid that, they can continue the effort of chipping away at the division leading Dodgers or even at the Wild Card leaders (Pirates and Cubs).