The Arizona Diamondbacks made history on Thursday afternoon. It wasn’t the good kind, unfortunately for them and their fans. Since 1900, no team has been on as bad of a run on the road as they have in Major League Baseball. Their 10-3 loss in San Francisco to the Giants made it 23 consecutive defeats while traveling. In losing, they broke the record co-held by the ‘63 Mets and ‘43 Philadelphia Athletics. It was a 14th straight loss overall and was their 28th defeat from 30.
In addition to that, they are 20-50, making them the worst team in MLB. Tuesday was perhaps a sign that they would break the dubious record as they had the Giants on the ropes at 7-0 down yet still conspired to lose. Catcher Curt Casali had a big day for the hosts, going 3-5 and driving in four RBI’s. Had he doubled, he would have hit for the cycle. His two-run homer in the bottom of the second opened the scoring. Kevin Gausman was strong on the mound, throwing eight innings. He gave up two earned runs and just four hits. The Giants, who have won four in a row, are now 44-25, 2.5 games up on the LA Dodgers and six ahead of the Padres in the NL West.