SnakeBytes 9/9: Taste of Our Own Medicine

Why did I wear a cup today - Brian Bahr

After playing so well in extra innings all season long, the Giants decided to show us how it's done and hit a walk-off of their own to close out the series. Some interesting news from Ken Rosenthal which I'm sure will shock some people.

Quotables

You know it's going to be a close game. So you want to put up zeros, and then you want to hold it at 2-0 to give your team a chance. I felt like I was struggling. But I was getting outs.

- Wade Miley

We have not swung the bats very well at all, especially in the good situations. We're not in a good streak right now.

- Kirk Gibson

Diamondbacks Daily

D-backs come up just short in finale with Giants | foxsportsarizona.com
Lots of chances to score, but like Gibby said earlier, the offense just isn't producing.

Miley strong, but D-backs fall in extra innings | MLB.com
Wade Miley rebounded from his shortest outing of the season with seven solid innings Sunday, but he can't take too much solace in it. "I felt like I was struggling," Miley said after the San Francisco Giants scored a run in the bottom of the 11th inning to take a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "But I was getting guys out."

D-backs figuring out mix of shortstops | dbacks.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a nice problem when it comes to shortstops. They are overloaded with them, from veterans Cliff Pennington and Willie Bloomquist to youngsters such as Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. Manager Kirk Gibson wants to use September as a way to filter the position.

Gibson tossed after reversed call at first | dbacks.com
Arizona manager Kirk Gibson was ejected from Sunday's game with the San Francisco Giants following the top of the 10th inning. It was his second ejection of the series, fourth of the season and 13th of his career.

Dodgers look to close in on title vs. D-backs | MLB.com
When the Dodgers and D-backs last opened up a series against each other, the standings in the National League West looked a lot different. Arizona came into the three-game set at Chase Field on July 8 armed with a five-game winning streak and a 4 1/2-game lead over Los Angeles in the division.

Full Count: Looking Forward to 2014 | FoxSports.com
A number of Diamondbacks players are frustrated with manager Kirk Gibson's changing lineups and they relate more with third base coach Matt Williams, but he could leave to manage the Nationals or another club once the season is through. However, the D'Backs have no plans to replace Gibson with Williams or anyone else.

Extra-Innings

Your 2013 Chicago Cubs in a GIF
I just feel sad.

Gattis launches a moonshot to center field | MLB.com
#areyoukiddingme

Koji Uehara completes 'hidden' perfect game on Friday night | CBSSports.com
Twenty-seven up, 27 down. That's what Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has done over his last nine appearances. The right-hander has thrown a "hidden" perfect game for Boston, retiring each of the last 27 batters he's faced.

Honus Wagner Baseball Card, Most Valuable In History, Altered By Auction House Owner
The most valuable baseball card ever sold may soon be losing its coveted title. Bill Mastro, an auction house owner in Illinois, admitted to a federal judge that he altered an extremely rare 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Phanatic gets table-topped
BOUT DAMN TIME

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