The Arizona Diamondbacks have started the second half of the baseball season very slow. They are just 1-3 since the All-Star break. Since reaching .500 just before the break they have lost 6 of their last 7 games.
One would say they are in a slump? But are they really? Or just a victim of their schedule?
The D-Backs reached .500 and then were swept by the Mets and the Giants with the All-Star break sandwiched in between. Now losing 6 out of 7 sounds bad, but when you've put yourself in playoff contention like the D-Backs have and you are swept by 2 playoff ready teams, are you really in as bad of shape as people think you are?
The D-backs have already exceeded this years expectations and continue to improve. If their pitching can continue to improve as well they may be the surprising team of the 2015 MLB season.