Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch 9/7-9/13

By Thomas Lynch
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Aug 27, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale against the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing like a team running on fumes. Since their euphoric four game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, the D-backs have lost 11 of their last 14 games and are now seven games under .500, the farthest they have been in over a month. After a 2-5 road trip, Arizona heads back to Phoenix for their next-to-last home series of the season.

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Into town come the Snakes’ two biggest division rivals, the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The defending World Series Champion Giants’ playoff chances are much like the D-backs’ season: on life support. They are 7 1/2 games off the division lead and eight games out of the second Wild Card. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are on their way to wrapping up their third consecutive National League West title. Let’s take a look at the D-backs’ five players to watch in what should be a fun week of baseball.

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