NL West Weekly Report: Dodgers on top

Christian Petersen

A recap of what happened between April 7th and 13th in the National League West.

The second full week of the MLB regular season has come and gone and the results are a little surprising. To find out why, let's recap what happened over the past week.

TEAM RECAPS:

Diamondbacks: Arizona went 2-4 this week. The D-backs started off with a 7-3 loss to the Giants on the road. But Arizona then won the final two games of the series in San Francisco before returning home. After the Diamondbacks settled in at Chase Field, the Dodgers swept the three game series between the two teams.

Padres: San Diego went 3-3 this week. The Padres dropped their first game of the week by a score of 8-6 to the Indians. The two teams then split a double-header the next day. San Diego then hosted Detroit and easily won the first game of the series 6-0. But the Tigers then won the final two games of the series.

Rockies: Colorado went 3-3 this week. The Rockies won their first game 8-1 over the White Sox before losing 15-3 the next day. But Colorado bounced back and won the final game of the series 10-4. The Rockies then visited the Giants and ended the week by losing two of three in San Francisco.

Giants: San Francisco went 3-3 this week. The Giants started off the week with a 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks on San Fran's Opening Day. But San Francisco then lost the final two games of the series against Arizona. The Giants then hosted the Rockies and won two of three, all of which were one-run games.

Dodgers: Los Angeles wet 4-1 this week. The Dodgers started with a day off on Monday before taking the first of two games against the Tigers on Tuesday in extra innings. Detroit then won the second game in extra innings. Los Angeles then visited Arizona and swept the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers also outscored the D-backs 22 to 11 over the three-game series.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THESE TEAMS NEXT WEEK:

Diamondbacks: Three home games against the Mets, day off, three games on the road against the Dodgers

Padres: Four home games against the Rockies, three home games against the Giants

Rockies: Four road games against the Rockies, three home games against the Phillies

Giants: Day off, three home games against the Dodgers, three road games against the Padres

Dodgers: Day off, three road games against the Giants, three home games against the Diamondbacks

OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. This one is easy. Gonzalez has a triple slash line of .409/.435/1.045 over the team's five games this week. He's also homered in four straight and had an extra-base hit in eight straight.

BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:

Dodgers' infielder Dee Gordon. The infielder only went 1-3 with two walks against the Diamondbacks on April 13th (Sunday), but he also stole four bases against Arizona that same game. Below you can see all of his fourth steals, but if you truly want to understand why he deserves this award, watch the fourth.


OVERALL TEAM OF THE WEEK:

The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boys in Blue went 4-1 this week and fired on all cylinders: Gordon kept stealing bases, Puig played well, Ryu pitched great, and Gonzalez launched home runs to the moon. The Dodgers could've also gone 5-0 this week if Jansen didn't miss on one pitch that ended up giving the Tigers the win on Wednesday.

WORST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:

Diamondbacks' starting pitcher Trevor Cahill. The righty struggled against the Dodgers on Sunday. He gave up six6earned runs (7 total) in just four innings. He only gave up 5 hits, but also walked 5 and struck out nobody. The performance bumped his season ERA up from 7.90 to 9.17.

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