San Diego Padres: 3 to blame for the disappointing series against the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks took three out of four over the weekend from the San Diego Padres and there was plenty of blame to go around for the weekend's failures.

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres - Game One
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You had the feeling that the San Diego Padres had a huge opportunity in front of them with their current 10-game homestand, which started out on a good note with them winning two out of three over the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles.

The Friars had a golden opportunity to make up some ground in the National League Wild Card race with sevne games at home against two of the teams that they would need to pass the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins. It felt like the Padres were in a good place.

Unfortunaltely for manager Bob Melvin and his team, that good feeling after taking two out of three from the Orioles went away against Arizona and more than likely, so did their postseason chances.

Arizona takes three out of four from San Diego in crucial four-game series

Arizona came into Southern California and played like a team very much alive for a playoff berth, while the Padres were beating in nearly all facets of the game in the series. San Diego's lone win came Friday night, 4-0, and if it wasn't one thing that the Friars hurt themselves with it was another. Here are three areas to blame for the weekend collapse by the Padres.