Snake Bytes 8/24: Walk Away

Brian Garfinkel

The Diamondbacks' offense was mostly kept in check and the bullpen once again proved unable to hold things down as Heath Bell walked the bases loaded with one out in the ninth, only to be relieved by Eury De La Rosa who then walked Chase Utley to end the game.

Quick Quotes



"That game's on me, I let it get away in the sixth inning," said Miley, who allowed three runs on five hits and left with the score tied at 3. "It should have been 3-1. We should have won the game 3-1. I missed on the next few pitches with the game on the line and it cost us."

Wade Miley


"We didn't get it done here today. I'm not worried about the past. We have to find a way to win. Not that we played poorly, we just didn't play well enough to win."

Wade Miley


"We didn't get it done here today. I'm not worried about the past. We have to find a way to win. Not that we played poorly, we just didn't play well enough to win."

Kirk Gibson

Daily Diamondback Digest



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