When we left the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team was huddled around the mound as the team’s training staff worked on closer Chad Qualls who dislocated his left knee on the last play of the game. Sweeping the Houston Astros during a three game series seemed like a distant memory after seeing Qualls unable to put any weight on his left leg.

While the Diamondbacks boarded a bus for Sky Harbor airport for a plane trip to Los Angeles; Chad Qualls will stay behind for an MRI and tests on his leg to assess the damage. Meanwhile the team will begin a four-game series with the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers followed by a three-game series with the Wild Card leading Colorado Rockies. As the Diamondbacks leave town it is time once again for an episode of State of the Home Stand Address where I discuss the recently concluded home stand at Chase Field.

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