SnakeBytes 9/17: (G)old Faithful

Norm Hall

Paul Goldschmidt was the difference Monday night (and every other night), as his two-run homer propelled the Diamondbacks to victory.

Quotes of the Day

"It's not something I want to see."

- Kirk Gibson on preventing the Dodgers from clinching the NL West at Chase Field.

"Until we are mathematically eliminated, we have to win every night. We've got to go after it, especially when we are playing the team we are chasing. We can't worry about what they are all doing. We have to go out and play our game."

- Brad Ziegler on the Diamondbacks' motivation in the final weeks of the season.

Diamondbacks' News

Paul Goldschmidt's 2-run home run lifts Arizona Diamondbacks over Los Angeles Dodgers

A two run homer from Paul Goldschmidt was the difference-maker Monday night as the Diamondbacks eked out at 2-1 victory. Goldschmidt's home run, his 33rd, moves him into a tie for 8th place on the team's single season home run record list. Trevor Cahill pitched well for the most part, but departed with the bases loaded in the 6th. Josh Collmenter was able to work out of that jam, retiring the final two batters in the inning.

Pair of former A's finally finding groove for D-backs ArizonaSports.com

Both former A's in the Diamondbacks rotation are finding success as of late. Brandon McCarthy is sporting a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts while Trevor Cahill has a similar 2.14 ERA over his last 5.

Reynolds set for Tommy John surgery | dbacks.com: News

More of the dreaded "elbow discomfort" for a Diamondbacks pitcher. This time it's Matt Reynolds who had been close to making a return to the bullpen before recent discomfort in his elbow forced him to end a simulated game on Thursday. After meeting with team doctors, it was determined that the injury would require Tommy John surgery which will be performed today.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill's community effort leads to Roberto Clemente Award nomination | dbacks.com: News

Aaron Hill has been nominated for the Roberto Clemente award which acknowledges players with a commitment to helping others.

D-backs expect to talk long-term deal with Parra

Will the Diamondbacks lock up Parra and Ziegler this off season?

Around the League

Check out the game recap of the Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays. via #MLB

The Rangers are in a free fall, losing their seventh in a row last night to the Rays.

Where are all the Indians fans? - Baseball Nation

The Cleveland Indians are in the thick of the playoff hunt, yet fans are not showing up at Jacobs Progressive Field. What gives?

Marginalia

Baseball Prospectus | Baseball ProGUESTus: Made in Japan

Have you ever wondered what Japanese pro baseball memorabilia looks like? No? Well check this out anyway.

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