How the West was lost

Maybe the postseason shouldn’t include a team from the NL West this season. The division has only two teams over .500 and neither seems particularly interested in winning.

The NL West's Player of the Week

The first-place Diamondbacks lost to the Nationals last night, 4-1. It was their sixth straight loss, but they still hold a one-game lead over the Giants who didn’t play last night. Each team has lost six of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks are plus five in run differential this season while the Giants are minus 15.

Arizona cleanup hitter Chris Young went 0 for 3 last night and is 1 for 30 in his last nine games.

Good grief!