It was an interesting week in the NL West because three teams did very well, while the other two stumbled.
Diamondbacks (2-4 this week): It was a rough week for Arizona. The Diamondbacks started out with an off day Monday to travel to San Fran. But then the DBacks ran into a wall and were swept by the Giants on the road. After that, Arizona hosted San Diego and dropped game one. But the Diamondbacks bounced back and won games two and three.
Padres (4-2): San Diego started off with a three game series in Los Angeles. But the Padres left town unhappy after dropping two of three. After Thursday's off day, the Padres visited the Diamondbacks and took game won before losing games two and three.
Giants (4-2): The team by the bay started off well before stumbling at the end. San Francisco began the week by sweeping Arizona at home. But then the Dodgers came into town. The Giants took game one 9-0 before dropping the next two.
Dodgers (4-2): Los Angeles' week started off with a three game series at home against San Diego. The Dodgers and Padres split the first two games of the series before the boys in blue took the rubber match. LA then visited San Fran and lost game one 9-0. But the Dodgers fought back and won the second game 17-0 before winning the finale 4-2.
What's in store for these teams next week:
Diamondbacks: Three at home against the Giants and four on the road against the Rockies.
Padres: Four at home against the Phillies and three at home against the Giants.
Rockies: Three at home against the Dodgers and four at home against the Diamondbacks.
Giants: Three on the road against the Diamondbacks, day off, and three on the road against the Padres.
Dodgers: Three on the road against the Rockies and four on the road against the Cubs.
Player of the week
Dodgers' outfielder Carl Crawford. The outfielder only played in five of Los Angeles' six games this week, but it doesn't matter. Crawford finished the week with a slash line of .600/.591/1.000 along with one homer and eight RBI. Crawford also hit five doubles and scored four runs.
Best Individual Performance
Dodgers' outfielder Matt Kemp. The 29-year-old had quite a day on September 13th when the Dodgers' crushed the Giants 17-0. Kemp went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and 3 RBI. He also made a great play nailing Angel Pagan at the plate.
Team of the week
The Los Angeles Dodgers. LA was one of three NL West teams to go 4-2 this week, but the other two didn't dominate as much as Los Angeles did. If you want to talk about domination you have to talk about that September 13th blowout. The Dodgers set the AT&T Park record for most hits (24) and runs (17) scored in a single game at AT&T.
Worst Individual Performance:
Giants' pitcher Tim Hudson. This award also relates to that September 13th game. It was Hudson's shortest outing of his career. His final line was: 1+ IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR. The loss also raised his ERA from 3.12 to 3.41 and dropped him to 9-11 in 2014.