Diamondbacks News

Around the NL West

By Scott Allen

Another exciting week in the NL West.  A lot of news taking place around the division as the San Francisco Giants continue to try to stave off the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Neither team is playing right now like they want to take complete control of their own destiny.

San Francisco Giants:   A seven game winning streak came crashing to an end against the Chicago Cubs this week.  After sweeping a doubleheader on Tuesday, they proceeded to lose the last two games of the series.  Last night, they escaped a 9th inning collapse against the Detroit Tigers Brian Wilson blew a save in the 8th and then gave up two runs in the 9th before the Tigers hit into a game-ending double play to seal a 4-3 win.  Wilson, went bananas in the dugout after being taken out of the game.  However, after all is said and done, the Giants are still 3 games ahead of the Dbacks.

Colorado Rockies: The Rockies continue to play good ball.  Last night they thrashed the Kansas City Royals 9-0 at Coors Field.  The game also welcomed newcomer Mark Ellis, who ended up with three hits, including a homer run.  Nothing like endearing yourself to new teammates right away.  They are only 3.5 games behind the Dbacks at 40-42.  They did lose two of three to the Chicago White Sox this week, as did thre Dbacks last weekend.

Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy and then promptly allowed some employees checks on June 30th to bounce due to insufficient funds.  Right now, I’m not sure how much lower this storied franchise can go.  While all of that is going on off the field, on the field things aren’t much sunnier.  They have dropped into a last place tie at 37-46 with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego Padres: The Padres continue to ride the bottom of the standings, but had a relatively good week.  They swept the Royals after taking two of three against the Atlanta Braves last weekend.  They lost to the Seattle Mariners last night 6-0