A tight race in the NL West

Updated: April 1, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Two years ago, the National League West was so bad the Dodgers could afford to go on an eight-game losing streak in late August and still bounce back to win the division with a modest 84 victories, a total that wouldn't have been good enough for second place in the other two divisions. They clinched with four games to go, fittingly when second-place Arizona lost an afternoon game hours before the Dodgers even took the field that night.

One year ago, the NL West was so good the Dodgers ...

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