Up until the past week and a half, the road had been fairly kind to the Diamondbacks. They were 20-18 away from Chase Field and had won some big games in opponents' parks.
But then came a brutal 10-game East Coast swing that probably has the D-backs clamoring for the comforts of home, especially after playing 14 total extra innings and sitting through more than four hours of rain delays. The D-backs went 3-7 on the road trip but still hold 2 12-game lead in the NL West.
Of course, the D-backs woes on the road trip were also the result of continually ineffective pitching and an inconsistent offense. Both will need to return to earlier form for the D-backs to hold off the Dodgers and the Rockies, who are at Chase Field for a weekend series.
The D-backs and Rockies have been evenly matched this season, splitting the 10 games they've played thus far. The D-backs, though, won three of four games at home against the Rockies in April. Here's what to look for in this weekend's series: