Over the course of the first 29 games of the season the Arizona Diamondbacks have played 22 of those games against National League Western Division opponents. If you take into consideration that the entire National League Western Division with the exception of the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the Cactus League for Spring Training (the Dodgers join the Cactus league in 2009), the Diamondbacks have played National League West opponents 34 times. This concentration of games against divisional opponents could breed complacency since you are going against the same players day after day. The other thing it does is bring about some interesting insight of what can be expected in the National League West for the remainder of the season.

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