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Arizona Diamondbacks Game Preview, #97: Tankapalooza update

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How is Arizona's voyage to the bottom of the standings going?

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Robbie Ray
LHP, 5-8, 4.49
Keyvius Sampson
RHP, 0-1, 5.51
Jean Segura - 2B Billy Hamilton - CF
Michael Bourn - CF Zack Cozart - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Joey Votto - 1B
Jake Lamb - 3B Jay Bruce - RF
Chris Owings - SS Adam Duvall - LF
Yasmany Tomas - RF Brandon Phillips - 2B
Brandon Drury - LF Eugenio Suarez - 3B
Tuffy Gosewisch - C Tucker Barnhart - C
Robbie Ray - LHP Keyvius Sampson - RHP

Here are the Tankapalooza 2016 standings, going into play today.. The last six columns are run differential per game, strength of schedule, simple rating syster (the number of runs they are better or worse than the average team), their Pythagorean record, based on the number of runs scored and conceded, and the team's record over the last 10, 20 and 30 games, to give you an idea of who's particularly cold of late.

Tm G W L W% Strk Rdiff SOS SRS pythWL last10 last20 last30
1 ATL 97 33 64 .340 L 3 -1.3 0.0 -1.4 34-63 3-7 7-13 12-18
2 MIN 96 36 60 .375 W 1 -0.9 0.1 -0.7 40-56 6-4 11-9 16-14
3 CIN 96 37 59 .385 W 2 -1.5 0.1 -1.5 35-61 5-5 8-12 11-19
4 TBR 96 38 58 .396 L 1 -0.6 0.3 -0.3 42-54 4-6 6-14 7-23
5 ARI 96 40 56 .417 L 3 -0.8 0.0 -0.7 41-55 2-8 4-16 11-19
6 MIL 94 40 54 .425 L 2 -0.8 0.0 -0.8 39-55 3-7 6-14 10-20
7 SDP 97 42 55 .433 W 1 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 43-54 4-6 9-11 15-15
8 OAK 97 43 54 .443 W 1 -0.8 0.1 -0.7 41-56 6-4 9-11 15-15
9 LAA 96 43 53 .448 L 1 0.0 0.1 0.1 48-48 7-3 11-9 14-16
10 PHI 98 45 53 .459 W 1 -0.9 -0.1 -1.1 39-59 4-6 12-8 15-15

The Diamondbacks now sit in fifth place, two games behind their expansion siblings in Tampa, and three behind their opponents this afternoon in Cincinnati. They're also one game ahead of their opponents for the next stop on this road trip, the Milwaukee Brewers. As you can see, the Diamondbacks have been particularly bad of late, woth the 4-16 record in the past twenty games, which has allowed them to pick up at least two games on everyone else in the table. If everyone repeated their form over the last 10 games for the next 10, the Diamondbacks would find themselves in a four-way tie for second. Exciting stuff...