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NL West Notes: Giants collapse, Rockies rebound

The latest news from around the National League West.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been talked about a lot. The San Francisco Giants aren’t having a good second half. Since the All--Star break, the Giants have been 22-37. Over the course of a full season, that would put them on pace for 102 losses.

Their poor second half is something of epic proportions, and somehow, someway they still are in control of their own fate when it comes to the playoffs.

More from around the National League West:

  • For the sixth straight season, the Rockies are going to have a losing season. Yet, the team might be poised for a breakout year in 2017. An offense infused with young, up-and-coming talent, along with the emergence of a pitching staff that can help them win has them in a good position for next season.
  • The Padres joined the history books for the wrong reason. For the first time since 2002, a team was on the wrong end of a 16-strikeout game from a single pitcher. Rockies starter Jon Gray and Phillies righty Vince Velasquez both turned in gems against San Diego.
  • Arizona fired senior vice president of baseball operations, De Jon Waston. Tony La Russa was very blunt and said that he could be next.
  • Facing four left-handers on their next homestand, here are three keys for the Dodgers to turn it around against the southpaws.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

LA Dodgers 85-65 — GB

San Francisco 79-71 6.0 GB

Colorado 72-78 13.0 GB

Arizona 63-87 22.0 GB

San Diego 63-87 22.0 GB