When the Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez threw a change up to Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew striking him out in the ninth inning it was not only the end of the game and the series with the Florida Marlins but it was also the merciful end to the first half of the 2010 season. The Diamondbacks limp into the All-Star break with a 24-55 record and conclude the current home stand with a 3-7 record.

The team is now idle until Friday when they begin a brief three-game road trip to San Diego before returning for seven games including three against the New York Mets and four against the San Francisco Giants. This means its time for another edition of the State of the Home Stand Address where I give a synopsis of the just concluded home stand. As always let me begin with my standard disclaimer.

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