D-Backs lose record 23rd straight road game
Road warriors, the Arizona Diamondbacks are not.
The Diamondbacks lost a modern-era-record 23rd straight road game with Thursday's defeat to the San Francisco Giants. The loss broke a tie with the 1963 New York Mets and 1943 Philadelphia Athletics.
"It's nothing we're proud of," manager Torey Lovullo said, according to Justice delos Santos of MLB.com. "On this journey when it started in spring training, we never set out to put us in a position to have these types of outcomes. It's been an extended period of time. It weighs on you. It's heavy."
Arizona's last road win came on April 25 when Madison Bumgarner twirled a seven-inning no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.
The Diamondbacks are also in the midst of their second losing streak this season of 13-plus games.
Right-hander Zac Gallen allowed four runs on four hits while striking out three over 2 2/3 innings in his first start since May 7. He was activated from the injured list ahead of Thursday's game.
"Obviously, the mood is unhappy," Gallen said. "Guys are definitely not satisfied with the way we're playing. I don't know anybody in their right mind would be."
At 20-50, the Diamondbacks have baseball's worst record and trail the division-leading Giants by 24 1/2 games. Arizona actually posted a 14-12 record in April only to go 6-38 since.