It's early in the season, but one team continues to dominate.
Diamondbacks (3-4 this week): Arizona started off the week with a 7-5 win over San Diego. But the Dbacks fell the next day 4-3 before bouncing back and winning the series finale 12-6. Arizona then beat Cincinnati 4-0 in the first game of a four-game series in Phoenix. But it all went downhill after that as the Reds won the next three games.
Padres (3-3): San Diego lost two of three to Arizona to start off its week. The Padres then had Thursday off before visiting the White Sox. San Diego won the first two games 4-1 and 4-2 respectively before losing game three by a score of 4-1.
Rockies (1-5): Colorado had the roughest week. The Rockies started off by losing to the Phillies 9-0. Colorado then won the next day 6-2 before dropping the final game of the series 6-3. The Rockies then had a day off before traveling to Cleveland where they were swept in three-games by the Indians..
Giants (5-2): The Giants started off with an 8-4 loss to the Cubs at home. But San Francisco bounced back and won the final two games of the series 4-0 and 5-0 respectively. San Fran then traveled to St. Louis where it won three of four.
Dodgers (3-4): Los Angeles hosted Cincinnati in a three-game series to start off its week. The Dodgers won the first two games, but lost the final game. Pittsburgh then visited Dodger Stadium and won three of four.
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THESE TEAMS NEXT WEEK:
Diamondbacks: Day off, three on the road against the Rockies, and three at home against the Braves.
Rockies: Day off, three at home against the Diamondbacks, and three at home against the Dodgers.
Giants: Day off, three on the road against the Reds, and three at home against the Mets.
Dodgers: Three at home against the White Sox, day off, and three on the road against the Rockies.
OVERALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Dodgers' infielder Hanley Ramirez. Part of the reason why Ramirez won this is coming later. But overall, Hanley had a very solid week. He finished with a triple slash line of .348/.375/.652 with two homers and eight RBI. Ramirez also went through a period on Friday and Saturday where he got a hit in six straight at-bats.
BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:
Dodgers' infielder Hanley Ramirez. When the Dodgers beat the Pirates 12-2 on Saturday, Ramirez had his best game of the year. He went 4-4 with two homers, five RBI, and four runs scored. The impressive performance raised his batting average from .250 to .265 (until he brought it down to .261 on Sunday).
OVERALL TEAM OF THE WEEK:
The San Francisco Giants. San Fran had quite the week as it dominated Chicago and St. Louis. Against the defending National League champions, the Giants outscored the Cardinals 23-11. San Francisco also won the series finale 8-0 on Sunday.
WORST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:
Padres' pitcher Tim Stauffer. The righty had one of the worst starts of the year as he only recorded one out. Stauffer gave up seven runs on six hits. He walked one and only struck out one as well.The poor start raised Stauffer's ERA from 1.90 to 4.50.