SnakeBytes 7/6: Start the fire sale!

Scott Cunningham

The D'backs 10-4 loss to the Braves pretty much sums the season up. The fire sale now looks to be starting with Thatcher and Campana being traded to the Angels.

Quotes

"Today was probably the worst. Everything I was throwing was kind of up. I really didn't have a feel for my curveball and I couldn't throw inside with a fastball to righties. That was a big difference maker."

- Mike Bolsinger

Recaps

D-backs cough up early lead as Bolsinger stumbles - dbacks.com

The D-backs had scored only two runs in Mike Bolsinger's past two starts, saddling the right-hander with back-to-back losses despite his 1.98 ERA in 13 2/3 innings against the Giants and the Padres. So when Arizona gave the 26-year-old three runs in the top of the first on Saturday afternoon, the early outburst seemed like it would be plenty for Bolsinger. But instead he faltered in a season-worst turn as the Braves beat the D-backs, 10-4, at Turner Field.

Diamondbacks can't cool off the Atlanta Braves - azcentral.com

Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory.

Braves batter Bolsinger, D-backs for 9th straight win Fox Sports Arizona

Bolsinger dropped his fourth straight decision and Arizona's offense nearly dried up after the first inning in the Diamondbacks' 10-4 loss Saturday to Atlanta. Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs and Aaron Harang won his third straight start as the Braves took their season-high ninth straight victory. Arizona, which has dropped eight of 12, lost its 53rd game, most in the majors. The Diamondbacks, plagued by injuries all season, are reeling.

D'backs loss BTN - Arizona Sports 620


Daily D'backs

David Peralta's offensive motor full of fuel for Diamondbacks - azcentral.com

A little more than a month into his big league career, Peralta is hitting .330 with eight extra-base hits. He has only 108 at-bats, but with each passing day his path to the majors feels even more incredible.

Blue Jays 'heavily scouting' D-backs' Aaron Hill, Martin Prado ahead of deadline - Arizona Sports 620

the Toronto Blue Jays have been scouting both Aaron Hill and Martin Prado with the hopes of potentially upgrading their infield -- which is minus Brett Lowrie (broken finger) -- before the stretch run in the American League East.

D-backs recall De La Rosa to fill 'pen void; Prado more relaxed in second trip back to Atlanta - dbacks.com

De La Rosa made 19 appearances out of Arizona's bullpen in 2013, giving up five home runs and compiling a 7.36 ERA in 14 2/3 innings. He owns a 2.52 ERA and has struck out 36 batters in 39 1/3 innings of relief for the Aces this season. Although Martin Prado still has plenty of admirers among Braves fans at Turner Field, coming out of the visitors' dugout is a little bit easier this weekend than it was when the D-backs visited Atlanta in late June last season.

Miley looks to cool down red-hot Braves in finale - mlb.com game preview

Miley has been looking to get on a roll all season. He's 3-6 with a 4.61 ERA this year as he tries to find consistency from start to start. It might be tough to do that against the Braves, however, who enter Sunday's game on a nine-game winning streak.

Around Baseball

Ball Boy Jumps into Stands to Avoid Foul Ball - Bleacher Report

During Saturday afternoon's game between the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, one ball boy had to get creative to avoid being hit.

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