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SnakeBytes 9/4: Wade's Wild Night

Wade Miley had one of the worst outings of his career Tuesday night as the D-Backs fell 10-4.

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Quotes of the Day

"We have to figure out how to get something going. It is called a grind for a reason and we can't put our heads down and pout about it. We have to get something going, some way and somehow and figure it out."

- Adam Eaton

"We will have some special interest to see how Patrick throws. If he struggles again, then we may get him more rest, whether it is inserting a sixth guy (into the rotation), or there are a couple of other ideas

- Kirk Gibson on the possibility of giving Patrick Corbin some extra rest.

Diamondbacks News

Bad start dooms Arizona Diamondbacks in loss to Toronto Blue Jays

Well, at least you can't blame this one on the offense. Hooray progress? Wade Miley made the shortest start of his career, going only 1.2 innings while giving up 5 runs on 8 hits. Luckily for Wade, only 19,000 fans made it out to Chase Field to witness his Armando Galarraga impression. There was one bright spot, however, as Chris Owings made his MLB debut.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Kirk Gibson losing the Midas touch

Could Dan Bickley be...right? Drill sargent managers do have a way of coming in and immediately cleaning up the culture of a clubhouse, but it also seems as though teams eventually burn out under this style of coaching. If the Diamondbacks have a disappointing start next season could KG and KT be gone?

Arizona Diamondbacks' Gerardo Parra trying to prove he can play every day

I am firmly in the play-Parra-everyday camp. Unfortunately, every 33 year-old free agent outfielder with a balky knee in the world has to be injured for that to happen.

Young Giants fan gives baseball to crying Diamondbacks fan - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

You've probably seen this at this point, but it's a nice gesture from a young Giants fan.

D-backs to keep a close eye on Corbin down the stretch

The Diamondbacks are exploring options for keeping Patrick Corbin's innings down as the season wears on. The Diamondbacks have not mentioned the option of shutting him down for the rest of the season, but it does appear they're considering a six man rotation.

Around the League

The Pirates Finally Know What It's Like To Not Lose

The Pirates can finish no worse than .500, the first time they won't finish with a losing record since 1992.

Speedster Billy Hamilton's first steal keys Reds win over Cardinals | The Strike Zone -

The Reds' speedy prospect Billy Hamilton made his major league debut last night. And guess what he did. He stole a base. Unsurprising as Hamilton swiped 155 bags in 2012 across High-A and Double-A.

Classifying the Last Trades of August | FanGraphs Baseball

Jeff Sullivan looks at August's trades and what they mean for their respective teams.

Was Barry Zito's contract really so terrible? - Baseball Nation

An interesting hypothetical from Rob Neyer. Would the Giants make the Barry Zito deal again?