PHOENIX- 2016 hasn't started the way the Arizona Diamondbacks and their fans had hoped.
Arizona is currently 12-15 and coming off a home stand where the team went 3-7. Perhaps the best stat to sum up the team's start to the season is the Colorado Rockies and Diamondbacks both have five total wins at Chase Field this season.
The friendly confines of Chase Field haven't been so friendly.
The big offseason moves also haven't produced much as of yet, and the big trade for pitcher Shelby Miller has continued to be a talking point.
The D-Backs traded last summer's number one overall pick Dansby Swanson and other high-level prospects for Miller last summer. This season, Miller is 0-3 with an ERA near nine.
General manager Dave Stewart, on MLB Radio on Sirius/XM, suggested Miller has been feeling pressure to live up to expectations set by that blockbuster deal.
"He's just feeling some pressure of the trade, the players that we traded for him, trying to fit in. I think the whole ordeal has just been different for him than it was for him leaving St. Louis and going to Atlanta," Stewart said in part to MLB Radio.
Miller has had some mechanical issues since coming to Arizona, having had a few starts cut short after hitting his hand on the ground during his follow through.
The good news for the Diamondbacks however, is their brutal April schedule has come to an end. Now, the team gets a chance to get back out on the road and play some teams they should beat.