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NL West Report: Frustration

A recap of what happened between August 4-10 in the National League West.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Last week the theme was separation, this week it is frustration. Let's see why.


Diamondbacks (2-4 this week): Arizona struggled this week after an off day on Monday. The DBacks hosted the Royals and were swept at Chase Field. Kansas City outscored Arizona 22-10 over the three-game series. The Rockies then visited the Diamondbacks and Arizona won the first two games of the series. But Colorado won the final game 5-3 to avoid the sweep.

Padres (3-2): Two off days this week might've hurt San Diego's momentum after going 5-2 last week. The Padres split a two-game series on the road against the Twins before visiting the Pirates. San Diego then went to Pittsburgh and took two of three against the Bucs.

Rockies (2-4): Colorado had Monday off before what will ultimately be a stretch of 13-straight games without a day off. The Rockies hosted the Cubs and lost the first and third games, but won the middle contest. Colorado then visited Arizona and lost the first two games. But the Rockies bounced back and took the finale 5-3.

Giants (2-5): San Francisco started its week off with a 4-3 victory over New York (Mets) to finish off a four-game series. The Giants then visited the Brewers and lost two of three before visiting the Royals for a three-game series. But San Francisco hit a road block and was swept by Kansas City.

Dodgers (4-3): The Boys in Blue started off its week with a 5-0 loss to the Angels. But the Dodgers bounced back and won the next three games (one at home and two on the road) to win the Freeway Series 3-1. Los Angeles then visited Milwaukee and dropped the first two games of the series in disappointing fashion. But Clayton Kershaw played the hero in game three to put the Dodgers above .500 for the week.


Diamondbacks: Day off, two games on the road against the Indians, and four on the road against the Marlins.

Padres: Three at home against the Rockies and four on the road against the Cardinals.

Rockies: Three on the road against the Padres and four at home against the Reds.

Giants: Day off, two at home against the White Sox, day off, and three at home against the Phillies.

Dodgers: Four on the road against the Braves and three at home against the Brewers.


Giants' infielder Pablo Sandoval. The Big Panda finished the week with a triple slash line of .379/.419/.655. He also hit two homers and knocked in nine runs.


Diamondbacks' outfielder David Peralta. The 26-year-old had a monster game on Saturday against the Rockies. Arizona won 14-4 as Peralta went 3-for-5 with two runs, a homer, and five RBI. His homer was a grand slam off Nick Masset.


The Los Angeles Dodgers. This award goes to the Boys in Blue simply because they dominated the Angels over the final three games of the four-game freeway series. Over those three wins, the Dodgers outscored them 14-5, including a 7-0 win in the series' finale.


Diamondbacks' starting pitcher Wade Miley. The lefty struggled against the Royals on Tuesday. His final line: 4⅔ IP, 9 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR. He dropped to 7-8 on the season and raised his ERA to 4.61.