NL West Report: A shocking sweep

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

A recap of what happened between June 9th and June 15th in the National League West.

It was another slow week in the NL West.

TEAM RECAPS:

Diamondbacks (2-5 this week): Arizona started off its week by losing three of four to Houston. The Diamondbacks then visited the Dodgers and lost two of three.

Padres (1-5): San Diego was swept on the road in Philadelphia. The Padres then visited the Mets and dropped two of three.

Rockies (5-2): Colorado lost their first two games to Atlanta before winning the final two of a four-game series. The Rockies then visited the Giants in San Francisco and swept the division leader.

Giants (1-6): San Francisco lost its first three games to Washington before winning the four-game series finale. The Giants then hosted the Rockies and were swept.

Dodgers (4-3): Los Angeles won its first two games against Cincinnati before losing the final two. The Dodgers then hosted the Diamondbacks and won the first two but not the finale.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THESE TEAMS NEXT WEEK:

Diamondbacks: Four at home against the Brewers and three at home against the Giants.

Padres: Two on the road against the Mariners, two at home against the Mariners, and three at home against the Dodgers.

Rockies: Three on the road against the Dodgers, day off, and three at home against the Brewers.

Giants: Day off, two on the road against the White Sox, day off, and three on the road against the Diamondbacks.

Dodgers: Three at home against the Rockies, day off, and three on the road against the Padres.

OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Rockies' first baseman Justin Morneau. The veteran had a triple slash line of .440/.407/.640 this past week. He hit one homer, but managed to knock in 10 runs. He also scored four times and hit two doubles.

BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:

Dodgers' pitcher Dan Haren. The righty earned the win 6-4 on June 14th over the Diamondbacks not only because of his performance on the mound, but also because of his day at the plate. Haren hit a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to give Los Angeles a 6-3 lead it never surrendered.

OVERALL TEAM OF THE WEEK:

The Colorado Rockies. Colorado lost its first two games before winning its final five in a row. The most impressive part was the Rockies ability to sweep the first-place Giants in three games in San Francisco.

WORST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:

Rockies' pitcher Juan Nicasio. On June 10th against the Braves, Nicasio gave up 10 earned runs on 11 hits through 3.2 innings. The righty walked and struck out two while giving up three homers.

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