Updated May 2, 2013 - 3:24 pm
Only D-backs have scored a run in every game this season
Although, they haven't done it without surviving a few close calls.
In the second game of the regular season, Arizona managed a single run on just three hits against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 6-1 loss.
The D-backs came close to being shut out less than three weeks later against the Colorado Rockies. Down 3-0 with two outs in the ninth inning, Arizona got on the board when outfielder Gerardo Parra came across home plate on a throwing error by Colorado third baseman Chris Nelson.
Arizona was left as the only team to make it through April without a shut out loss following a scoreless effort by the New York Mets against Philadelphia Friday. MLB waited a few days to tweet out the announcement:
There's only one team who hasn't been shut out this season - the @dbacks.— MLB (@MLB) April 30, 2013
Naturally, the same day the announcement was published, the D-backs found a way to cut it close once again. While hosting the San Francisco Giants, Arizona kept its streak intact after shortstop Josh Wilson hit the 10th home run of his six-year career in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 2-1 loss.
Outside of these few instances, the D-backs haven't been much at risk of being held scoreless 28 games into the season.
However, scoring at least a run in every game doesn't translate directly into winning. The Diamondbacks are 15-13 and third in the National League West, while the Atlanta Braves are 17-10 -- first in the National League East -- with zero runs scored in half of their losses.
Averaging 4.3 runs per game this year, Arizona ranks 12th in MLB with 121 runs on the season and 14th with a .251 team batting average.
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