National League West
Every team had been outscored this season, and the Padres had lost seven straight--yet still led the division by 21/2 games.
Dontrelle Willis, LHP, Marlins
Four terrible outings in five starts, in which he allowed 28 runs, had caused his ERA to balloon from 1.76 to 3.23.
Justin Morneau, 1B, Twins
The slumping slugger had hit .094 with one home run following the All-Star break.