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Uniform Tracker: May

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A great April and horrible May form into a mediocre morass.

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Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

So returns our Monthly feature where we track the Win/Loss records throughout the season of the various Diamondbacks uniform combinations. I punted this by a week because the month of May for the 2018 Diamondbacks was... bad. Here’s an extremely timely meme about the fortunes of the team in May, which featured a lot of 2-0, 1-0, and 2.45-i^5 games.

Combine the bad May with a good April, and your cumulative Uniform Record is a mediocre blob, like so:

Uniform Tracker - May 2018

Uniform Type Wins Losses
Uniform Type Wins Losses
Home Red Pattern 4 5
Away Black Pattern 6 3
Home Teal 6 3
Away Teal 4 4
Home Red Jersey 2 0
Away Red Jersey 2 5
Home Black Jersey 1 1
1998 Uniform Purple Cap 0 1
1998 Uniform White Cap 1 0
Purple Vest Uniform 0 1
Purple Jersey 0 1
Los D-Backs (Home) 1 0
Holiday Home 1 1
Holiday Road 0 2
Charlie Gebow

It’s hard to make any broad uniform assumptions when the Diamondbacks were so bad all the time. I have another hypothesis as to why they were bad in May, if you’ll indulge me.

Going into a game against the Dodgers on May 9th, the Diamondbacks were 4-3 in the calendar month. Nothing amazing, but a split with the Dodgers with the losses coming in May, taking 2 of 3 from the Astros, and winning the night before was consistent with the Diamondbacks up to that point.

On May 9th, the story dropped that the Diamondbacks and Maricopa County came to a deal for the team to start looking for a new stadium.

From that point on, the Diamondbacks won a grand total of four games the rest of the month. The Baseball Gods do not like to waste perfectly fine stadiums. Heed their warning.

However, the Teal uniforms are still faring okay.