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SnakeBytes 8/15: D-backs Fish Fried

The D-backs fought hard but in the end, lost in the 10th inning to the Marlins. Bradin Hagens made his debut and pitched a scoreless 1st inning, but his 2nd just wasn't as sharp as he allowed the winning run. Trevor Cahill starts another game on his path to righting the ship.

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yay i'm a part of the team!
yay i'm a part of the team!
Mike Ehrmann


You want to do the best you can to help the team win the game. That's all that matters in the end. You want to win the game. Going six innings and giving up three runs, that's a good thing to a certain extent. I should have limited the damage a little bit better and not given up a couple of extra runs that could have made it a little easier on the offense, too.

- Chase Anderson

I just kind of lost the feel for my command a little bit. It seems like it's been every other game the last couple of weeks where I just kind of lose the feel. I don't know. It's frustrating. Chase deserved to win tonight. It was one of our better offensive games with all the two-out hits with all the runners in scoring position. It's frustrating to give it up that way, two outs and no one on base, walk the next two guys and essentially throw Bradin into a spot that makes his debut extremely tough.

- Brad Ziegler

Daily D-backs

D-backs bullpen can't squish Fish late threats |
The D-backs certainly did not ease Bradin Hagens into his big league debut. Called up from the Minor Leagues late Wednesday night, Hagens was thrust into action in the ninth inning of a tie game with the Marlins on Thursday. While Hagens got through the ninth, Marcell Ozuna's double in the 10th scored Garrett Jones and allowed the Marlins to walk off with a 5-4 win at Marlins Park.

Hagens takes long road to first big league callup |
Bradin Hagens flew on the D-backs' charter flight to get from Cleveland to Miami, but his journey to the big leagues was far longer and not nearly as luxurious. Hagens was called up from Triple-A Reno following Wednesday's doubleheader with the Indians.

Resurgent Cahill tries hand at Marlins |
Trevor Cahill's season has had its ups and downs, but his most recent outings have definitely been one of those ups. Cahill, who has been relegated to the bullpen and designated for assignment this season, has a 1.93 ERA in his last two starts, pitching seven innings each time.

Cubs deal Brett Jackson to D-backs |
The Cubs dealt 2009 first-round Draft pick Brett Jackson to the D-backs late Thursday for Minor League right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper. The clubs have not confirmed the deal.

Trumbo's best fit for now is first base |
Mark Trumbo might very well be back in left field for the D-backs come Opening Day 2015, but for right now, it appears he is staying put at first base. Trumbo was moved from left to first after Paul Goldschmidt was lost for the season with a broken left hand.

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Cliff Pennington talks fantasy football and if baseball is right for his son |
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David Peralta has intriguing story, bright future |
Peralta was signed as a pitcher by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004 and spent 2006-07 in rookie ball before shoulder injuries led to his release in 2009. He gave up pitching, but not baseball, toiling away in American independent leagues for three years before being rediscovered by the Diamondbacks in 2013.

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