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SnakeBytes 8/2: Bullpen meltdown

And you thought Reed was bad.

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"He's very similar to Goldy [Paul Goldschmidt] when you look at his numbers in the minor leagues. Not saying he's going to be Goldy, but it's power to all fields, it's a guy that's going to hit for an average and it's a guy that's always wanted to catch."

- Kevin Towers on Peter O'brien

Daily D'backs

Diamondbacks bullpen implodes as Pirates roll to victory -

The Diamondbacks wasted a four-run lead and was beaten by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night at Chase Field.

Diamondbacks' deadline deals shift focus to future -

Soon after Gerardo Parra was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, he rang up teammate Martin Prado. Parra had only ever known one organization in his professional career, and Prado was quick to tell his friend and countryman that he knew how he felt.

Diamondbacks make trades, but not the exciting kind -

Major League Baseball's trade deadline made big headlines. There was drama, blockbuster deals and an arms race between those for vying for the ring. The Diamondbacks weren't playing that game.

Pollock hit on hand in rehab game; Anderson taking advantage of rest; Young shortstops holding their own -

Playing in his first game since a beanball from Reds starter Johnny Cueto fractured his right hand, A.J. Pollock was hit on the hand again. A little rest has gone a long way for starter Chase Anderson. Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed have played a combined 254 games in the Major Leagues and have already made an impact on the D-backs infield.

Towers: New prospect Peter O'Brien provides 'an impact bat' - Arizona Sports 620

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded away two prominent players -- in separate deals -- ahead of Thursday's deadline, and general manager Kevin Towers sounded very enthused Friday about the prospect, catcher Peter O'Brien, who was acquired in the second of those moves.

Diamondbacks give Paul Goldschmidt a much-needed 'mental and physical' day off - Arizona Sports 620

Goldschmidt -- who has a .300 average with 19 home runs, an NL-leading 39 doubles and 69 RBI on the season -- played all 28 of Arizona's scheduled games in the month of July. Not to mention, he also traveled to Minneapolis as a member of the National League All-Star team during the built-in midsummer break.

Around MLB

Betts outstanding catch -

Season likely done for Matt Cain - USA TODAY

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season.