The Arizona Diamondbacks faced some pretty tough teams this week as they began their week against the St. Louis Cardinals. Although the season is still relatively young, both the Cardinals and the Giants have been a top their divisions thus far. Once the series with the Cardinals was over, the team would face the defending World Champion Giants.

Cardinals series
The Cardinals would take the first game against the D-backs as Arizona would lose by a score of 8 to 2. The following day, the D-backs would bring the bats, driving in 13 runs on the day. In a battle during which the Cardinals never pulled ahead, the Diamondbacks would reign victorious as they won the second game of the series. In the third and final game of the St. Louis series, the Cardinals would put on a hitting clinic of their own, defeating the Diamondbacks by a score of 15 to 5.

Hail to the champs
On Friday night the Arizona Diamondbacks would welcome the San Francisco Giants to Chase Field in what would be a close matchup with the 2010 World Series Champions. Losing the first game by a score of 2 to 5, the D-backs would inch a bit closer in the second game of the series before a two RBI hit that would eventually be the difference in that game.

Pitching duel?
While there is no doubt that the Giants have some of the best pitching around, it should be noted that the D-backs were able to hold their own for the most part. More evidence of this could be seen in the final game of the series, where the two teams would go into extra inning off of a Ryan Roberts’ RBI in the eighth inning.

Drew's single scored Upton to win it in the 12th for the D-backs on Sunday night.

While going toe to toe with the Giants for another few innings, Stephen Drew would knock in the game winning run as the Diamondbacks win the game by a score of 6 to 5.

Hello Cincinnati Reds
With the final win against the Giants, this could serve as some momentum for the D-backs as they head to Cincinnati to face the Reds. The Reds are currently on top of their division but the Diamondbacks have had success with the team already this season, which should help with some of the team’s confidence.

The OTHER New York team
Once the team completes their series against the Reds, they will head to New York to face the Mets. The Mets have been struggling again this season and are currently tied for the worst record with the Houston Astros in the National League.


For ticket information, see the D-backs website. Take the light rail to the next home game! Chase Field is convenient to the 3rd Street stations — Washington Street heading westbound and Jefferson Street heading eastbound.

Previous week’s schedule
4/11/11 Cardinals 8, D-BACKS 2
4/12/11 D-BACKS 13, Cardinals 8
4/13/11 Cardinals 15, D-BACKS 5
4/15/11 Giants 5, D-BACKS 2
4/16/11 Giants 5, D-BACKS 3
4/17/11 D-BACKS 6, Giants 5

This week’s schedule
4/19/11 D-BACKS @ Reds, 4:10 p.m., Cincinnati, Fox Sports Arizona
4/20/11 D-BACKS @ Reds, 4:10 p.m., Cincinnati, Fox Sports Arizona
4/21/11 D-BACKS @ Reds, 9:35 a.m., Cincinnati, Fox Sports Arizona
4/22/11 D-BACKS @ Mets, 4:10 p.m., New York, Fox Sports Arizona
4/23/11 D-BACKS @ Mets, 10:10 a.m., New York, Fox Sports Arizona
4/24/11 D-BACKS @ Mets, 10:10 a.m., New York, Fox Sports Arizona