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SnakeBytes 8/11: Failed Chances

The D-backs had a chance to win this and complete the sweep in the 9th inning with the bases loaded, but usually dependable David Peralta grounded out and the Rockies capitalized. The D-backs head out to Cleveland for an interleague matchup with the Indians.

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I can feel it, comin' in the air tonight
I can feel it, comin' in the air tonight
Christian Petersen


Solo homers don't hurt you, but I walked a guy and gave up a homer. That's two runs, and we'd just scored two. I've got to quit doing that, making those mistakes in those situations.

- Wade Miley

"That's more just trying to put good swings on good pitches and trying to hit pitches in the zone that you can drive. If I get two strikes, start defending until you get a good pitch that you can get a base hit off."

- Didi Gregorius

"I'm going to play Tuffy more and just have more of a rotation going forward. There's really no reason to push [Montero] at this point. Tuffy's done a great job when I've played him so I think he's earned a little more playing time."

- Kirk Gibson

Daily D-backs

Diamondbacks can't complete sweep of Rockies |
The D-backs were set up for a walk-off win in the ninth after two walks and an Aaron Hill single loaded the bases with one out. RF David Peralta had hit lefthanded pitching better recently but was 0 for 5 against lefties Sunday, including a grounder to a drawn-in shortstop for a forceout at home that squelched the ninth-inning threat. Trumbo's groundout ended the inning.

D-backs topped in extra-inning finale vs. Rockies |
The D-backs on Sunday lost a game in 10 innings that they had plenty of opportunities to win in nine. Instead, Corey Dickerson's two-out homer in the 10th led the Rockies past the D-backs, 5-3, at Chase Field. With the loss, the D-backs missed sweeping the three-game set.

Miguel Montero slows down for stretch |
Miguel Montero rolled into the ballpark at almost 11 on Sunday morning, pulling his suitcase for the team's upcoming road trip behind him. The rest of his Diamondbacks teammates had been there for almost an hour for their 12:40 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies. Montero wasn't delinquently late or shirking his duties. It was just an off day, his second in a row. With no game on Monday, Montero will go three days without playing in a game.

Didi Gregorius 'better' since demotion |
The Diamondbacks were happy with what they saw from Didi Gregorius in how he took his early-season assignment to Triple-A Reno and what he did with it.

Collmenter looks to continue the trend |
Josh Collmenter goes for Arizona. He's coming off his seventh quality start, but Collmenter was on the hook for the loss in Wednesday's 4-3 game against the Royals. Although the D-backs could only muster three runs of support on 12 hits, Collmenter took blame for the defeat after he walked back-to-back batters to setup up Mike Moustakas' go-ahead RBI single.

D-backs to go with rotation of Montero, Gosewisch |
D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday and manager Kirk Gibson said he will get less playing time down the stretch with Tuffy Gosewisch getting more starts.

Hudson making progress at Arizona League |
D-backs right-hander Daniel Hudson threw a scoreless inning in his second rehab appearance for the team's entry in the rookie Arizona League on Saturday.

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