The NL West Is Still Up For Grabs

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Tonight kicks off a three game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks. After back-to-back last place finishes, the Diamondbacks (much to everyone’s surprise) are in the running for the NL West title. The team is currently two games out of first place and trailing closely behind the Giants. The Diamondbacks have been playing red hot the past week (insert desert pun here), so will they take over the reigns of the NL West?

Arizona may actually be the stronger team. Which team do you think will take the series?

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3 Responses to “The NL West Is Still Up For Grabs”

  1. Alexis G Says:

    Track the win loss ratio over time here: http://experience.sap.com/baseball/standings.html?leadiv=8&pospct=2&day=20110731&compday=NODAY&index=20
    Sure looks like the D-backs are gaining some ground on the Giants.

  2. Alexis G Says:

    Also, note that both teams are 15-11 for the month of July! That’s a .577 record. From this we can say that the diamond backs are doing much better recently than for the season, while the Giants are maintaining their (good) level of play.

  3. Nick Cannata-Bowman Says:

    So sick of people assuming that we (the Giants) have this division locked up. If the Padres’ meltdown last year is any indicator, we should be worrying down to the very last day of the season. Plus I always appreciate claims backed by good hard statistical evidence.

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