2019 Arizona Diamondbacks season
|2019 Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Mike Hazen|
|Local television||Fox Sports Arizona|
(Steve Berthiaume, Bob Brenly, Greg Schulte)
|Local radio||KMVP-FM (98.7)|
(Greg Schulte, Tom Candiotti, Mike Ferrin)
KHOV-FM (105.1, Spanish)
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The 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks season was the franchise's 22nd season in Major League Baseball and their 22nd season at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona as members of the National League West Division. They were managed by Torey Lovullo in his third season with the franchise.
The 2019 Diamondbacks were the first team in Major League history to have their road opener against one reigning pennant winner (Dodgers) and their home opener against the other (Red Sox) in the same season. Despite improving upon their 82–80 record from last season, the Diamondbacks were eliminated from postseason contention for the second consecutive year after a loss to the Cardinals on September 23.
The 2019 Diamondbacks were by one measure the "most average team" in baseball history. For 60 games, the Diamondbacks were within two games of .500 (plus or minus), an MLB record that surpassed a 56-game streak by the 2007 Oakland Athletics. The stretch lasted from June 18, when the Diamondbacks lost to the Colorado Rockies to fall to 38-36, through August 30, when they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to improve to 69-66.
The Diamondbacks broke a league record alongside the Philadelphia Phillies this season for most home-runs in one game, smashing a franchise record 8 home-runs out of 13 total in a 13–8 win on June 10. Additionally, the Diamondbacks set a franchise record on September 24/25, when their game against the Cardinals lasted 19 innings, the longest game by innings played in Diamondbacks' history and, at 6 hours and 53 minutes from start to finish, the longest game ever played at Chase Field. Having used 30 players in this game, the Diamondbacks set another franchise record in that respect, and, with 25 strikeouts by Diamondbacks pitchers and 21 by Cardinals pitchers, both teams tied a Major League Baseball record for most strikeouts in a single game at 46, the game also marking only the second time in baseball history that two teams struck out 21 or more opponents in the same game. The Diamondbacks won the game, 3–2.
|October 31, 2018||Darnell Coles hired as a hitting coach.|
|October 31, 2018||Eric Hinske was hired as an assistant hitting coach.|
|December 5, 2018||Traded 1B Paul Goldschmidt to St Louis for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, 2B Andy Young, and a Compensation Balance Round B pick.|
|December 30, 2018||Traded Cash Considerations to Cincinnati for LHP Robby Scott.|
|January 16, 2019||Traded Cash Considerations and LHP Ronald Roman to New York Yankees for CF Tim Locastro.|
|February 5, 2019||Traded RHP Jake Barrett to San Francisco for Cash Considerations.|
|April 7, 2019||Traded OF Rob Refsnyder to Cincinnati for a player to be named later.|
|April 19, 2019||Traded OF Marcus Wilson to Boston for C Blake Swihart and Future Considerations.|
|June 4, 2019||Traded C Tyler Heineman to Miami for player to be named later.|
|June 22, 2019||Traded Cash Considerations to Kansas City for RHP Ben Lively.|
|July 31, 2019||Traded RHP Zack Greinke and Cash Considerations to Houston for RHP Corbin Martin, RHP J. B. Bukauskas, 3B Joshua Rojas, LF Seth Beer.|
|July 31, 2019||Traded SS Jazz Chisholm to Miami for RHP Zac Gallen|
|July 31, 2019||Traded C John Ryan Murphy to Atlanta for Cash Considerations.|
National League West
|National League West||W||L||Pct.||GB||Home||Road|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||106||56||0.654||—||59–22||47–34|
|San Francisco Giants||77||85||0.475||29||35–46||42–39|
|San Diego Padres||70||92||0.432||36||36–45||34–47|
National League Wild Card
|Los Angeles Dodgers||106||56||0.654|
|St. Louis Cardinals||91||71||0.562|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|New York Mets||86||76||0.531||3|
|San Francisco Giants||77||85||0.475||12|
|San Diego Padres||70||92||0.432||19|
Record vs. opponents
2019 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Updated with the results of all games through September 29, 2019. Regular season complete
|2019 Game Log 85–77 (Home: 44–37; Away: 41–40)|
March/April: 17–13 (Home: 6–7; Away: 11–6)
May: 11–17 (Home: 5–7; Away: 6–10)
June : 15–13 (Home: 6–8; Away: 9–5)
July: 11–12 (Home: 6–4; Away: 5–8)
August: 16–11 (Home: 10–6; Away: 6–5)
September: 15–11 (Home: 11–5; Away: 4–6)
|Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = Diamondbacks team member
|2019 Arizona Diamondbacks|
Minor league affiliations
- "D-backs mathematically eliminated, miss playoffs for 2nd straight year". Arizona Sports. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
- Morin, Richard. "The Arizona Diamondbacks might be the most .500 team in MLB history". azcentral. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
- "D-backs win, ending streak of being average". ESPN.com. August 30, 2019. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
- STATS, Stats By (August 26, 2019). "The @Dbacks have been within two games of .500 (plus or minus) every day going back to June 19. Their streak of 57 consecutive games played within two games of .500 is the longest in a single season in MLB history, surpassing the 56 straight of the 2007 Oakland A's. #RattleOn". @StatsBySTATS. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
- Real or not? This home run thing has gotten out of hand