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SnakeBytes 8/18: Onto the Capital

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After losing 3 of 4 to the Marlins in Miami, the road-trip makes its last stop in Washington for another 4-game series against the Nationals. Vidal Nuno looks for his 1st win as a D-back.

should we hit him? I think we should hit him
should we hit him? I think we should hit him
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Collmenter falters early; bullpen fails late | MLB.com
Josh Collmenter's last start was wiped out by rain as if it never existed. The D-backs right-hander probably wishes he could have washed away Sunday's first inning, as well.The Marlins scored four runs off Collmenter in the opening frame as they beat the D-backs, 10-3, to take three out of four in the series at Marlins Park.

Stanton, Marlins pull away from D-backs | FOX Sports
A bunt single by Ender Inciarte was one of the few bright spots for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their latest loss. The rookie center fielder and leadoff man extended the longest hitting streak in the majors to 17 games Sunday in a 10-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.

As pitchers learn Peralta, rookie learning to adjust | dbacks.com
In the back-and-forth game between hitters and pitchers, it's David Peralta's move. The D-backs' rookie outfielder who got off to a hot start after being called up at the beginning of June, entered Sunday's action in a 2-for-27 slump, as opposing pitchers have made adjustments in the way they've worked him.

Josh Collmenter showing signs of fatigue | azcentral.com
In a perfect world, Collmenter probably wouldn't be approaching the 130-inning mark. He wouldn't be taking the ball every fifth day. But circumstances conspired against the Diamondbacks this season. Contingency plans were needed. And now the Diamondbacks appear to be considering another change in plans might be needed over the season's final six weeks.

Diamondbacks hope they can turn Brett Jackson back into a top prospect
The Diamondbacks can't be sure what they're getting in outfielder Brett Jackson, whom they acquired on Thursday night in a waiver trade with the Chicago Cubs, but they believe his potential upside was worth a gamble.

Communication key for Harkey with influx of rookies | dbacks.com
D-backs pitching coach Mike Harkey has had to familiarize himself with a lot of new faces this year. Entering Sunday, the D-backs have had 11 players make their big league debuts this year, including seven pitchers.

Nuno looks for 1st victory | MLB.com
The D-backs will call on Vidal Nuno. The D-backs are 0-7 in games Nuno has started since joining the team in early July -- though not all necessarily because of Nuno's pitching. Nuno has a 3.92 ERA with Arizona, but the D-backs have only once scored more than two runs in support of the left-hander.

Cory Hahn finds D-backs' career despite paralyzing injury | FOX Sports
Cory Hahn, paralyzed from the waist down from an injury early in a promising ASU career, is making his mark in the majors at 22. Or as he puts it, "Damn right I'm safe."

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Fox & Friends Host Has Annoying Question For Mo'Ne Davis
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Moneyball 2 | ESPN
Our Hollywood sleuths have discovered the secret script for Moneyball 2, and guess what? A's general manager Billy Beane is singing a different tune this time around.