The NL West is a crowded division after the first month, including hot starts from the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, and the Dodgers.
The NL West did not seem like it was going to be a very competitive division, but you could make an argument it is the best division in the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies were considered the division favorites, but that hasn’t been the case, especially at the beginning of April.
Colorado Rockies (4th Place in NL West)
From April 1 to April 13, the Rockies lost 10 of 11 games which buried them into the bottom of the division. Since then they have gotten back on track, winning eight of their last ten and ten of their last twelve.
As of April 28, they sit five games back of the Dodgers which isn’t the most ideal situation especially when you look at their upcoming games.
They are ending a series with the Atlanta Braves, then they travel to Milwaukee to face Christian Yelich and the Brewers. They return home to face the resurgent Arizona Diamondbacks which will not be an easy task. The rest of May is not too friendly to them, either.
The Red Sox host the Rockies for two, then they have an off day to travel to Philadelphia to meet with Bryce Harper and the Phillies before finishing up a road trip with a young Pirates club.