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SnakeBytes 8/26: Heath Bell On Waivers!

Well that sucked. After starting the roadtrip with a series win IN Pittsburgh, they lost 5 of their next 7 games against the Reds and Phillies all but killing their playoff hopes. The good news is they return home and will get some help in the form of September call-ups. Who will be this years Adam Eaton?

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But baby, it's my birthday!
But baby, it's my birthday!
Stephen Dunn


"It was a bad trip. We have a big game tomorrow. We have to try to get some rest tonight and play a good game tomorrow.

Kirk Gibson

It just wasn't my day. I left a lot of pitches up. I didn't have my best stuff. I feel bad about not going deeper into the game.

Patrick Corbin

Diamondbacks Daily

Patrick Corbin rocked as Arizona Diamondbacks lose to Philadelphia Phillies
Roy Halladay pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list and John Mayberry Jr. homered to lead the Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Corbin hit hard as D-backs drop finale to Phillies
A.J. Pollock had three hits, including a three-run homer, for Arizona, which has lost four of five. The Diamondbacks return home Monday to begin a nine-game homestand after a 4-6 road trip kept them seven games behind the Reds in the race for the second NL wild-card spot.

Corbin falters against makeshift Phillies lineup
The D-backs' bullpen was overworked. The team still hasn't settled on a starting pitcher for Tuesday. These things happen when you play a day game after an 18-inning night-into-morning game.

Kirk Gibson won’t say who’ll start for Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks were still sorting through the ramifications of Saturday night’s 18-inning marathon against the Phillies - namely, what they'll do with their starting rotation for the week.

McCarthy tries to make rotation spot stick vs. Padres
Brandon McCarthy's Monday start was in question until D-backs manager Kirk Gibson confirmed Friday that McCarthy would start the three-game series opener against the Padres at Chase Field.

D-backs open homestand with series against Padres
Needing to make move, weary D-backs return home for nine games, starting with a team that has given them some trouble in recent years.

Gosewisch laughs off pair of K's vs. position players
No matter what Tuffy Gosewisch does the rest of his career, this will always be part of his resume: He struck out twice in the 18th inning of Saturday night's 12-7 win against the Phillies. Against two different position players, outfielder Casper wells and infielder John McDonald, who were pressed into mound duty.

Roe tries to duplicate Minors success with D-backs |
Chaz Roe has a 1.11 ERA in 25 appearances across two Minor League levels this season. He hasn't been able to duplicate that in the big leagues to this point -- 5.40 ERA in five games in three separate stints before Saturday since making his Major League debut on July 1 -- but Kirk Gibson said that's not unusual for younger players.

Prado delivers on promise to special-needs fan |
His first name is Josh. D-backs third baseman Martin Prado doesn't know his last name, only that he's a special-needs Phillies fan whom he became acquainted with five or six years ago, when Prado was still with the Braves.

A.J. Pollock: Gold Glover?; farm report; & other stuff
When Adam Eaton or Gerardo Parra is playing center field and a ball drops anywhere in the vicinity of that position, it’s hard not to wonder if A.J. Pollock might have caught it. It’s not a knock on Eaton or Parra. It’s just that Pollock has played the position at such an incredible level that, at this point, any and all good-to-great plays are expected to be made when a ball is hit to center field against the Diamondbacks.

Today in Baseball

Troy Tulowitzki gets robbed
Jose Fernandez just laughs at him.

2013 Houston Astros: Baseball's Worst Team Is The Most Profitable In History
Astros owner Jim Crane is making an estimated $99 million in operating income from his team this season, more than any owner in baseball history. Something is wrong here.

Pirates invade AT&T Park
In more ways than one.

It isn't fair what Jose Fernandez can do to a baseball

Okay Miggy
We get the picture. You're good at hitting the baseball.