Justin Upton and his adidas Diamond King cleats have taken the D-Backs from last to first.Justin Upton and his adidas Diamond King cleats have taken the D-Backs from last to first.

words // Nick Engvall

The Arizona Diamondbacks were one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball last season. This season, it looked as if they were on the same pace as last, until recently that is. The Diamondbacks have been one of the hottest teams in the league over the last couple of weeks and have taken the National League West by storm. Outfielders Justin Upton and Chris Young have led Arizona to an 8-2 record over their last ten games, including a seven game winning streak.
Over the weekend, in honor of Memorial Day, teams unveiled this year’s Stars and Stripes New Era fitted hats. This year’s version is similar to last year’s in that it uses two versions, a blue based, and a red based colorway. However, where last year’s was predominately white throughout the top, this year’s version matches the bill color on the back panels. Check them out in action below in the latest MLB Watch action courtesy of Yahoo.

 

MLB Watch: A look at what the players wear on the diamond.

Sergio Romo throws wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.Sergio Romo throws wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.

Albert Pujols in his PE Nike Air Diamond Elite cleats.Albert Pujols in his PE Nike Air Max Diamond Elite cleats.

Josh Hamilton returned to action in his Nike baseball cleats.Josh Hamilton returned to action in his Nike baseball cleats.

Jeff Mathis looks to throw wearing Mizuno catcher's equipment.Jeff Mathis looks to throw wearing Mizuno catcher’s equipment.

Alex Rodriguez in the Nike Shox Fuse PE.Alex Rodriguez in the Nike Shox Fuse PE.

Matt Kemp has been on a tear in his Nike Air Max Diamond Elite lately.Matt Kemp has been on a tear in his Nike Air Max Diamond Elite lately.

David Ortiz after homering in his PE Reebok baseball cleats.David Ortiz after homering in his PE Reebok baseball cleats.

CJ Wilson wearing is custom Wilson glove and New Balance baseball cleats.CJ Wilson in his custom Wilson glove and New Balance baseball cleats.

Nelson Cruz fouls a pitch off wearing New Balance cleats.Nelson Cruz fouls a pitch off wearing New Balance cleats.

Jason Hammel of the Rockies in this year's Stars N Stripes New Era fitted hat.Jason Hammel of the Rockies in this year’s Stars and Stripes New Era fitted hat.

Fausto Carmono of the Indians in the blue version of the Stars and Stripes fitted New Era.Fausto Carmono of the Indians in the blue version of the Stars and Stripes New Era fitted hat.