Snake Bytes 8/29: Bell Rung in 8th (Again)

Norm Hall

Willie Bloomquist returned from the DL to go 3-4 with an RBI, Wade Miley pitched seven innings of two-run ball, and Paul Goldschmidt got a much-needed night off. All of the benefits of the evening were spoiled by a 2-run Padre first inning and a three-run eighth as the Diamondbacks fell in the series finale 5-1.

Daily Diamondback Digest



Diamondbacks Unable to Complete Sweep

Willie Bloomquist was activated from the DL and Paul Goldschmidt was given the night off. Bloomquist acquitted himself rather well, going 3-3 with an RBI and playing decent defense. Wade Miley pitched seven strong innings, leaving the game down 2-1 as the Diamondbacks' offense (outside of Bloomquist) was unable to punch through against San Diego starter Robbie Erlin. Heath Bell came in to pitch in the eighth inning and that was all she wrote. By the end of the inning, Bell had surrendered three runs on four hits, two of which were deposited in the seats.

McCarthy Feels He Is Back on Track

The Diamondbacks veteran starter feels his most recent performance is evidence he has managed to work out the mechanical complications he had developed.

Goldschmidt Gets Rest

Kirk Gibson watched his all-star first baseman gassing his way around the bases during Tuesday night's extra-inning affair. Wednesday, Paul Goldschmidt was given a day of rest that was conveniently backed up by a scheduled off day.

Gambo Praises KT's Moves

More accurately, John Gambadoro is a fan of two moves in particular, acquiring Martin Prado and Didi Gregorius.

Related: Tim Kurkjian's Take

Diamondbacks Winning Despite Themselves

Doug Franz gives a rather skewed argument about the composition of the team and how the Diamondbacks are winning when they shouldn't be.

Should the Diamondbacks Shut Down Corbin?

There are some arguments to be made for pulling the plug on Corbin's season in the near future.

Diamondbacks Play Defense

And they play it well.

IPK Talks About Returning to Chase Field

Ian Kennedy joined Dan Bickley and Vince Marotta to discuss his return to Chase Field as an opposing pitcher.

Around MLB



Yasiel Puig Removed from Game

Don Mattingly removed Yasiel Puig from a 4-0 win over the Cubs during the fifth inning for what has been termed, "disciplinary reasons."

What's Happened to Justin Verlander?

Has the excessive workload piled on the Detroit ace since the start of 2010 finally caught up to him?

NL ROY Race Coming Down to Wire

Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig are starting to separate themselves from the pack heading into the final month of the season.

Highlight Reel



Uribe Pops Ellis

Hey Mark, you're supposed to get out of the way of your own guys.

Patrick Corbin

The Arizona southpaw takes his turn in the Chatting Cage (10 minutes).

Anthony Gose

Being slick with the glove in center field.

Scooter Gennett

You know Pedro Alvarez already had this one as a hit in his book.

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