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SnakeBytes 8/10: Killing the ball

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Remember when we went into the bottom of the eighth hoping to get some insurance runs?

Ralph Freso

Quotes

"It was a close game, all the way to the last inning, so it's not like a blowout. It's good to tack a lot of runs on at the end."

- Kirk Gibson

"It feels good, anytime the team wins and I'm pitching it's a good day. Being back in the bullpen and then working my way back to a starter, it was tough."

- Trevor Cahill

Daily D'backs

Peralta belts grand slam as D-backs clinch series win - dbacks.com

The D-backs clinched the series win against the Rockies with a 14-4 win at Chase Field on Saturday night. The two teams, sititng in the bottom two spots in the National League West standings, spent nearly the entire game within one run of each other, but the D-backs busted the game open with a nine-run eighth.

D'backs win BTN - Arizona Sports 620

Gold standard? NL managers know - Fox Sports Arizona

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not one to toot his own horn. It is set on permanent mute. And despite Goldschmidt's remarkable numbers this season and last, he still does not seem to have the national cachet that a two-time All-Star and one of the rising stars of his generation deserves.

D-backs boosted by Pacheco's versatility - dbacks.com

The D-backs are carrying 13 pitchers rather than the usual 12, and it is the versatility of position players Jordan Pacheco, Cliff Pennington and Didi Gregorius that allows them to do so.

Arizona goes for sweep of Colorado behind Miley at Chase Field - mlb.com game preview

Wade Miley, has spent all season in the rotation -- the only D-backs pitcher who can make that claim. However, Miley's season has been just as rocky as Morales'. After having one of his best stretches of the season, the Royals bombed Miley for 10 runs in 4 2/3 innings in his last start. The outing rocketed Miley's season ERA to 4.61 -- the highest it's been since July 1 and higher than his ERA in any of his first two full Major League seasons.

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