SnakeBytes 6/2: Off to the Rockies

I think Paul is getting tired of losing. - Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Lots of chances to split the series or even win it against the Reds, but it's a case of not doing enough and the D-backs lose 3 of the 4 games. With an off-day on Monday, the D-backs will head up to Colorado to face the Rockies who have lost their last 4 straight.


The changeup is away, off the plate, away. Just trying to throw it for a strike there. It's 1-0 and not thinking he's going to reach out and try to do that. I felt great. I felt like I was getting ahead in counts, moving the ball around. It was four pitches.

- Wade Miley

It just wasn't meant to be today. That's frustrating. At the end, they just shut us down.

- Kirk Gibson, believer in fate?

Daily D-backs

Long ball dooms Wade Miley, Diamondbacks in loss to Reds
Diamondbacks LHP Wade Miley gave up a career-high four home runs, and that was enough for the Reds to pull out a win and grab a series win Sunday in front of 24,119 at Chase Field.

Miley gives up homers in loss |
Wade Miley pitched well against the Reds on Sunday. He threw only four bad pitches. Unfortunately for Miley and the D-backs, those four pitches cost them dearly. Miley (3-6) gave up four solo home runs in the D-backs 4-3 loss to the Reds at Chase Field. The win clinched the four-game series for the Reds, who lost the opener on Thursday.

Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock will need surgery for broken hand
"The bone is kind of upward," manager Kirk Gibson said. "They're going to have to pull it, traction and straighten it out. Probably put a plate on it. Ideally, they'd like to put a pin in there, but I don't know if they're going to be able to do that."

Lots of moving parts in Diamondbacks' outfield |
With center fielder A.J. Pollock expected to miss as much as two months with a broken hand that will require surgery and left fielder Mark Trumbo still recovering from a stress fracture in his foot, Arizona will have to count on young, unproven players to fill the void alongside veterans Gerardo Parra and Cody Ross.

D-backs Venezuelan starters set record |
Five Venezuelan players who started in the D-backs lineup -- Gerardo Parra, Miguel Montero, Martin Prado, David Peralta and Ender Inciarte -- recorded hits, which is a Major League first.

Anderson looks to stop skid |
The Rockies limp west having dropped seven of nine games on a road trip that featured stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Cleveland. Colorado entered its eastern venture five games above .500 and three games back in the division. The team returns home -- where 16 of its next 22 games will be -- at 28-28 and trail National League West leading San Francisco by 8 1/2 games.

Baseball’s 20 best stories of 2014 | The Boston Globe
4. Bronson Arroyo, RHP, Diamondbacks — With the Diamondbacks likely out of the race by the deadline, look for Arroyo to be on the move again. Arroyo is an experienced starter who could solidify the back of a rotation, particularly for a National League team. He’s not a shutdown guy, rather a keep-your-team-in-the-game guy.

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