The Arizona Diamondbacks are quietly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the National League.

The team won yet again in the desert on Friday night, coming from behind to defeat the San Diego Padres, 3-2. 

These Diamondbacks are simply unstoppable at home right now, winners of 14 straight. Their last loss at Chase Field came on August 8.

The team now holds a 44-26 at home and an impressive 35-23 against the NL West. It now has a stronghold on the division with an 8.5-game lead.

Most importantly, the Diamondbacks are 84-61 on the season and are now just percentage points behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the second-best record in the NL. The Brewers are 85-61 but have lost four straight and are in danger of losing home field advantage to the Diamondbacks.

With the way the Diamondbacks are playing at home, home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs would be phenomenal. After the final two games of the weekend series against the Padres, the team takes to the road for six games before playing their final nine at home.

Even if the Diamondbacks don’t clinch home field for the NLDS, being at home for the final nine games will be comforting before the playoffs begin.

Arizona has a clubhouse of hot hitters at the moment.

They have five members with notable hitting streaks of five games or better. Catcher Miguel Montero leads the pack with a 17-game streak at the moment. He’s hitting .348 during that time.   

Along with Montero, second baseman Aaron Hill, utility-man Willie Bloomquist and right fielder Justin Upton are all streaking. Hill has hit in 12 straight and has batted .438, Bloomquist is at nine games with a .371 average and Upton is hitting .400 in his last five. He also has four homers in those five games, including one in three straight.

With the Brewers playing the mighty Philadelphia Phillies this weekend, the Diamondbacks could have home-field advantage in their grasp by the end of Sunday.

Maybe then they will get the respect they deserve.  

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