ESPN MLB insider: Dbacks not ready for high expectations

Coming off an improbable season a year ago which included a National League West title, 94 regular season wins and a trip to the NL Division Series, nobody would have expected Kirk Gibson’s Arizona Diamondbacks to be 20-25, near the bottom of the division and 10.5 games behind the Dodgers in late May.

Diamondbacks limp into East Coast trip with 7-2 loss to Phillies

The Diamondbacks didn’t have the homestand they envisioned after starting the season 6-3. They got off to a promising start with a win over the Pirates last Monday, but quickly deteriorated into a five game losing streak that got broken, followed by Arizona losing two of three to the Phillies, with the latest loss – a 7-2 loss – coming on Wednesday.

Dbacks start 2012 with a win

The Arizona Diamondbacks started the 2012 season with a bang using the long ball and timely hitting to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 at Chase Field Friday.