Back to Reality: Dodgers Take Two of Three From Diamondbacks

By Joseph Jacquez
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After finally collecting a much needed series win over the Giants to begin the homestand, the Diamondbacks took on the hated Dodgers for three games at Chase Field. 

Sep 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) doubles in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

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Remember when the Arizona Diamondbacks were still in the hunt for the West division title thanks to a 13-11 record in July?

On August 23rd, the Diamondbacks were just 5 games back in the N.L. West after the Houston Astros swept the Dodgers, and the Diamondbacks beat the Reds 4-0 to complete a four game sweep. With the Giants and Dodgers struggling, suddenly the D-backs were in the middle of a four team pennant race.

Since then, the Diamondbacks have sputtered going 13-17 in August, and 5-5 so far the month of September.

The Snakes are officially out of the race, trailing 13.5 GB in the West, with Los Angeles playing some of their best baseball of the season, running away from the Giants who are 5-5 in their last 10.

There are still plenty of reasons to watch the D-backs. Paul Goldschmidt is one reason, and the September call-ups led by Brandon Drury and Peter O’Brien should make the rest of this season exciting.

Just know that your Snakes have played way above expectations, and this young team is primed to compete in 2016 and beyond.

Now to what took place on the field this weekend. Here is a recap of the Dodgers series!