San Francisco Giants
After losing their place at the top of the standings, they’re back at the top of the standings. They swept the Astros and took two of three from the Braves for a 5-1 post-All-Star Break record. Their way of winning has been … very odd, to say the least, winning games that seem unwinnable, but they won.
There’s also been some positives with the club lately: Tim Lincecum churned out his best start of the season, going eight innings, giving up five hits, zero runs, and one walk, while striking out 11. It may not be a solidified comeback, but it’s encouraging for the Giants nonetheless.
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Los Angeles Dodgers
There was once a time the Dodgers were 42-25 on the season. Now, however, they’re at 49-44 and are 3-7 in their last 10 games played. Since the All-Star Break, they’re 2-4, having lost the two series they have played following the break.
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are both back on the team, but it’s still somewhat early to say if their presence will help turn things around for the Dodgers or if they’ll continue on this path of regression.
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One can say that the Diamondbacks are somewhat consistent in their season so far: a bit okay, a bit meh.
Since the break, they’re 3-4,but they’ve lost one series and won a series. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games, as well.
Otherwise, still the Diamondbacks. Kinda getting close to .500, but not really there yet. Still seven games back in the NL West race.
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San Diego Padres
The Padres seem to be following the same pattern as the Diamondbacks: a little okay, a little meh, not spectacularly crashing and burning. Still at 13 games back in the NL West, so there’s not much change in their position since the last NL West recap.
They’re 5-2 since the break, having won both series played since then. Padres are just gonna float on through, hoping they don’t end up worse than they started.
Somehow, it should’ve been expected that the Rockies would lose half a game in the standings in two weeks. But still, one would think that a team that bad would fall behind even more. Although, they have improved their win percentage to .385. Which … would normally be a negative thing for a team, but it’s a small positive glimmer of hope for the Rockies.
Otherwise, they’re still as bad as they’ve been before. Nothing new ’round here.