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.
The Coyotes are venturing into uncharted waters, meaning the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s a place they haven’t been since moving from Winnipeg to Glendale, Ariz., back in 1996. Just because they finally got beyond a point in their season – which in past seasons always signaled the end of their season – doesn’t mean it’s time to celebrate.