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NL West Notes: D-Backs struggle at home, Padres in offensive groove

Here's what's happening around the National League West.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't been to the postseason since 2011. If their home record was any bit as good as their road record, then a playoff berth might still be possible, even this late into the season.

Unfortunately for the Snakes, that's not the case. Arizona is a disastrous 15-32 at Chase Field this season. The only team with a worse home mark is the Atlanta Braves (the worst team in baseball) who are 13-34 at Turner Field.

Call it what you want, but AZ Snake Pit's Clefo sees some pretty simple reasoning behind this startling statistic.

Here's what else is happening around the National League West:

After a dismal start to the season, the Padres hitters are finally hitting their stride.

Colorado's sixth-round pick Willie Abreu is off to a huge start for Single-A Boise.

The Dodgers are hoping for good stuff and a strong arm from Scott Kazmir as the team heads into the All-Star break.

Even with the best record in baseball, don't expect the Giants to necessarily do big things this trading season.

Rockies minor leaguer David Dahl rubbed elbows with a UFC star while waiting for a plane in Albuquerque.

The Giants have five prospects on Baseball America's midseason Top-100 list.

The Dodgers made a dynamic move this week, sending struggling Will Venable to Triple-A.

Dwindling attendance at Chase Field is becoming a big issue, as the smallest crowd in stadium history showed up to Tuesday night's game.

Wil Myers will represent the host Padres in the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 11.