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Updated Jun 17, 2013 - 10:53 am

D-backs' bats silent during weekend sweep in San Diego

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado looks skyward shortly before facing the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2013, in San Diego. The Diamondbacks lost to the Padres, 4-1. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

For an Arizonan, it doesn't get much better than a summer weekend in San Diego.

Unless, of course, you're a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

After taking two of three from the Dodgers in Los Angeles, the D-backs trekked down I-5 for a three-game series with the red-hot Padres. You could say things didn't go very well for the boys in Sedona Red, as they were handed just their second sweep of the season.

Arizona's bats were silent during the weekend, accounting for only six runs, a .181 batting average (17-for-94) and just three hits with runners in scoring position. And, if you take out Ian Kennedy's 2-for-2 game Sunday, Arizona hit just .163 as a team.

As you can see below, the D-backs' offensive woes against the Padres weren't limited to just a few players.

Parra12120102.167
Bloomquist9030000.333
Goldschmidt10100000.000
Ross12100102.000
Montero10131212.300
Prado9010001.111
Pollock6000000.000
Gregorius8010000.125
Kubel3010012.333
Pennington7220102.286
Hinske10100001.000
Nieves2010000.500


The Diamondbacks still lead the NL West by a half game over the Colorado Rockies heading into a three-game series against the Miami Marlins at Chase Field.

This could be a golden opportunity for the Arizona bats to awaken, as Miami brings the Major Leagues' worst record (21-47) with them and their collective ERA of 4.15 ranks 20th in baseball.

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Favorite sports memory: Watching Cardinals win NFC Championship over Philly in January 2009 with my Dad...ASU wins 1987 Rose Bowl...Suns defeat Lakers in 1990 NBA Playoffs...2001 World Series

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