The D-backs have an opportunity to end one of the longest playoff droughts in MLB history.

D-backs Have Chance to Snap One of MLB’s Longest Playoff Droughts
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The Arizona Diamondbacks had an exceptional homestand this week, securing victories in 6 out of 7 games against the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants. This impressive winning streak has positioned them as strong contenders in the National League Wild Card race.

The D-backs, with a record of 81-72, are on a five-game winning streak. They are leading the Cubs by one game for the second Wild Card spot and are having their best season since the start of Arizona sports betting.

Arizona hasn’t made the playoffs since 2017, making their return to October baseball a long-awaited one. Currently, the D-backs have the sixth-longest playoff drought in MLB, trailing behind Baltimore who recently ended a six-year absence from the postseason. Ahead of their weekend series against the New York Yankees, yengols.com reviewed the longest postseason droughts in MLB.

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Longest MLB postseason absence streaks as of July 2024

Team Year
Detroit2014
L.A. Angels2014
Pittsburgh2015
Kansas City2015
Texas2016
Arizona2017
Colorado2018
Washington2019
Minnesota2020

According to Arizona sports betting apps, Atlanta is the favorite to win the World Series with odds of +250. The Los Angeles Dodgers are right behind at +450, and Houston is next with odds of +600.

The Diamondbacks have a strong chance of making it to the postseason and are expected to break their drought.

Throughout the year, the D-backs’ playoff prospects have been steadily improving. Caesars Sportsbook Arizona now lists the Torey Lovullo-led team at -475 to make the postseason and +5000 to win the World Series.

If Arizona were to reach the playoffs, Colorado would then have the sixth-longest MLB postseason drought, with their last appearance in 2018. Detroit and the L.A. Angels hold the longest playoff absences, not making it since 2014. It’s worth noting that for Washington and Kansas City, their last playoff appearance also resulted in a World Series championship.

The D-backs are looking to continue their winning streak this weekend against the Yankees, who are currently at a .500 record for the season (76-76) and fighting to stay in the playoff race. A successful series against New York would significantly improve Arizona’s chances of reaching the MLB playoffs for the first time in six years.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on Arizona sports and sports betting for more than seven years and currently serves as the lead writer at yengols.com. He has also contributed to ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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