Snake Bytes, 7/9: A.R.E. You Kidding Me?

Reed watches Ozuna's bomb to dead center - AP PHoto/Matt York

The diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead into the 9th inning after Vidal Nuño threw the best game of his career. Addison Reed surrendered his 9th home run of the season. The Diamondbacks lost 2-1.

Quick Quotes

"He's done a lot of good things," first baseman Paul Goldschmidt said. "He works hard, he plays hard. He's always doing early work, I see him out in the outfield working with [outfield coach] Dave McKay working on stuff."

-Paul Goldschmidt on David Peralta

"He threw 21 pitches and he threw two offspeed pitches," Gibson said of Reed. "I mean he's got to mix his pitches. Ozuna's a very good fastball hitter. He was trying to get the ball down and away and it was basically middle-third in and he got it all."

-Kirk Gibson on Addison Reed

"They made three errors, we didn't capitalize on it," Gibson said. "So it makes everything else look magnified. We had a lot of great opportunities and we didn't capitalize on them."

-Kirk Gibson

Daily Digest

Miami 2, Arizona 1: A.R.E. you kidding me?

Vidal Nuño was brilliant. Addison Reed was not. After walking a man to lead off the 9th, Reed surrendered his 9th home run of the season, a straight-away center field shot to Marcell Ozuna.

Related: Vidal Nuño

The newly acquired Nuño pitched the best game of his career on Tuesday, but Arizona was unable to hang on. Welcome to the Diamondbacks Nuño.

Related: Addison Reed

The Addison Reed Experience/Atrocious Relief Experiment had another poor outing. For the 11th time in 25 save opportunities, Addison Reed gave up at least one run. In save situations Reed's line is now:

24 IP / 23 H / 13 R (12 ER) / 8 BB / 31 SO for a WHIP of 1.29 and an ERA of 4.50

David Peralta

The Diamondbacks' rookie outfielder is batting .331 and is making people take notice.

Roster Shake-up Imminent

The All-Star break is right around the corner, that means roster moves are as well.

Josh Collmenter

The right-hander has been the team's best all-around starter this season. He hopes that helps him to secure his place in the rotation.

The Diamondbacks vs Clayton Kershaw

A detailed look back at what is quickly becoming the highlight game of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and a quick examination of just how other-worldly Kershaw has been since that fateful night.

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