The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached the All-star break. They were beaten today by the New York Met's 5-3. While the loss meant s sweep for the Met's and a 42-45 record going into the break, there are lots to be happy about if you are a D-Backs fans.
Despite a bad start to the season the D-backs are playing much better as of late. They are 10-10 over the last 20 games. Before this weekend's 3 game losing skid they won the previous 5, including two seeps of the Rockies and the Rangers.
The D-backs are sitting in third place in the National League West. They are 7.5 games behind the Dodgers and just 3 behind the Giants. For team that was projected to lose 90 games this season, that's impressive.
The D-backs are sending two players to Tuesday's MLB All-star game in Cincinnati. Then on Friday they host the San Francisco Giants, a series that will tell the rest of Major League Baseball weather or not the D-backs are going to be playoff contenders.