01 June 2010
After an amazing balk-off loss to the Dodgers on Monday, the Diamondbacks have now lost 8 straight and are 11.5 games out of first place, with a 20-32 record. Obviously, the bullpen has been terrible, with an ERA of 7.70, but the starters haven't been that great either with a 5.11 ERA. As a result, the Diamondbacks have found themselves behind early quite a bit, but the offense has managed to keep the games close. Here is a breakdown of the team's record after each inning of play.
Even after one inning, the Diamondbacks usually find themselves behind, with a 14-18 record (20 ties). Things get worse after three innings, when the team finds itself 10 games below .500 at 17-27 (8 ties). But then the offense seems to kick in, and the Diamondbacks actually have a winning record after 5 innings at 25-22 (5 ties). Even after 8 innings, the team's record is still a respectable 22-24 (6 ties), but thing really fall apart in the 9th inning as the record plummets to 18-30 (4 ties). In the 9th inning, the Diamondbacks have only scored 18 runs, while allowing 40 (in only 38 games). The plot below shows the runs scored and allowed per inning for the Diamondbacks. The offense peaks in the 4th and 5th innings, and is worst in the 6th. The pitching is by far the worst in the 9th inning.