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NL West Notes: Story's run, lack of Padres offense, concern for D-Backs

The latest news surrounding the National League West.

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By now everybody knows the name Trevor Story and the huge debut he has had. He is the first rookie in major league history to begin a major-league career with four home runs in their first three games.  The part of this story (no pun intended) that many do not know is who Story says this run is for. His late grandfather.

Story makes sure to give thanks to his grandfather as he crosses home plate after a home run. It's a quiet gesture, unlike a bat flip or a mobbing at home plate. For Story, it's about saluting the man that was at every one of his games.

More from around the National League West:

  • Kevin Acee of the San Diego Unine-Tribune says no math is needed to show how the bad Padres have been to start the season.
  • The Giants had their home opener yesterday, and after falling behind, they blew past their arch-rival, the Dodgers. McCovey Chronicles has a full recap.
  • Speaking of the Dodgers, manager Dave Roberts is not concerned about a future logjam at second base. Next week, Roberts will be getting back Howie Kendrick from the disabled list, joining Chase Utley as a potential option. Roberts says he is focused on getting those guys in, and keeping them both fresh.
  • Doug Franz of tells D-Backs fans to not panic, but be concerned about their team as the season gets underway.