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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Corbin Carroll
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Arizona's Corbin Carroll caused problems all weekend at the top of the D-backs order

The Padres had their own problems on the mound and at the plate, but Arizona's young outfielder and All-Star, Corbin Carroll, had a big hand in all three of the Diamondbacks' wins.

Thursday night, Carroll drew a fourth-inning walk ahead of what turned out to be Pham's game-winning two-run home run. It may seem like nothing, but walks can hurt and that one made San Diego pay.

In the doubleheader on Saturday, Carroll set the table with two hits, including his 24th double in the first inning that began a two-run uprising. In the second game, he went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored to key the rout of the Friars. He was a big disruption all weekend and played a big part in his team winning the three of the four games.

Corbin is young, talented and going to be around for a very long time in the Arizona lineup and outfield. The Padres are going to be dealing with him and he played a big role in basically ending the Friars' postseason hopes for 2023. They are not mathematically eliminated, but it sure feels like they are too far out with September closing in fast in 10 days.