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Snake Bytes, 7/2: Here We Go Again

The return of J.J. Putz to the role of closer didn't change things much. A combination of questionable calls and even more questionable pitches led the Diamondbacks to blow their 16th save of the season. The team would go on to blow another lead in the 13th to drop the opener of the four game series in New York against the lowly Mets.

Mike Stobe

Quick Quotes

"It's just kind of more of the same," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Some bad luck and we could have executed better in all phases, but we didn't. It was a tough loss."

Kirk Gibson

"It's hard to swallow," catcher Miguel Montero said. "It's pretty bad. Unfortunately we couldn't keep the lead and that's what's been killing us. We got the lead early on and couldn't hold it, and then got the lead again in the 13th and they came back again and beat us. It's bad. It stinks, but it is what it is. We've got to do a better job on that."

Miguel Montero

"Every loss is a tough one, but this one stings a little bit," Ross said. "But the beautiful thing is we get to come out tomorrow and get right back at it."

Cody Ross

Daily Diamondback Digest

Diamondbacks blow two late leads, lose in 13

Arizona jumped on Mets starter Saun Marcum in the first with a two-run homer by Pauld Goldschmidt, and then a RBI single by Aaaron Hill in the second. Unfortunately, that would be the last of the Diamondback scoring until the 13th. Meanwhile the Diamondback bullpen, with the sort of help from the umpires destined to renew the call for robo-umps, gave up single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th, the last one allowed by Putz in his first save opportunity since returning from the DL. The Diamondbacks went ahead on a solo HR by Cody Ross in the 13th, but Josh Collmenter was unable to get the third and final out before allowing two runs to score after being asked to intentionally walk a pair of batters to load the bases. The loss extends the Diamondback losing streak to four games, and it also extends the streak of no wins by a starter to 26 games.

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Paul Goldschmidt in the NY Times

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