Here's a quick roundup of news and notes from around the National League West:
D'backs option David Hernandez to Reno - AZ Snake Pit
One of the more poignant images of the 2013 campaign will be a distraught David Hernandez being comforted in the dugout after an appearance earlier this season. Unfortunately, he hasn't been able to turn it around, and was optioned to Reno tonight.
Diamondbacks to call up prospect Matt Davidson according to a tweet from Keith Law.
Zack Greinke continues great Dodgers pitching run - True Blue LA
The Dodgers are undefeated in their last 15 series (11-0-4), and their pitching has been a big reason why. Zack Greinke combined with two relievers to shutout the Rays on Saturday for the team's fourth straight victory.
Rockies playing for the future - Purple Row
Chad Bettis and others provide plenty of reasons to keep watching the Rockies this year.
Padres short on everyday SS prospects UTSanDiego.com
Everth Cabrera's suspension is a reminder that system is short on SS talent, says Jeff Saunders of U-T San Diego.
Is it worth it to lose now, and win later? - Beyond the Box Score
Should teams with sub-.500 records and glib playoffs hopes at best vie for one of the worst nine records in the league? Doing so might allow them to attain a protected draft pick ... but is it worth it?