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SnakeBytes 8/20: Not A Good Day

It was not a good day for the Diamondbacks as almost every member of the Diamondbacks struggled last night against the Nationals. We look to our savior, Trevor Cahill, as he tries to stop the bleeding.

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I wouldn't say he's the kind of pitcher that has had great command so far this year, but he's always been able to make the pitch to get out of it. These guys had a good approach against us, when he tried to make an out pitch, they were on it. He's pitched good, to be fair, for us, but tonight was just not his night.

- Kirk Gibson on Chase Anderson

I felt real good physically, I was just fighting myself not to rush to the plate and keep my front side closed. That's kind of been the thing I've worked on all year, just tried to stay consistent with that command, but it's been kind of hit or miss. I felt fine, I just didn't execute.

- Chase Anderson

Daily D-backs

Anderson chased in 3rd |
Despite losing five of the first seven games on their current road trip, the D-backs could take some consolation in the fact that they were close games, with all but one decided by a single run. Tuesday night's game against the Nationals? Not so much.

La Russa: Report on Gibson's future inaccurate |
Tony La Russa declined to meet with reporters Tuesday, but through a spokesperson, the D-backs' chief baseball officer said a USA Today report that stated the "D-backs currently plan to bring back" manager Kirk Gibson for 2015 was inaccurate.

Dbacks call on Cahill to fix woes | Preview
Trevor Cahill, his opponent on the mound for the D-backs on Wednesday, has had to make major changes this season, and they seem to have paid off. Since returning, however, he has put up a much-improved 3.53 ERA in six starts. He has picked up victories in his last two starts and hasn't given up more than two earned runs in a start in since July 29.

D-backs to still spend the bucks | FOX Sports
Lest anyone fret that the Diamondbacks view their franchise-record $115 million payroll this season as a one-year fling, president/CEO Derrick Hall has a simple message. The D-backs are fully committed to another nine-figure payroll in 2015, Hall said as he helped son Logan move into his dormitory at Pepperdine University on Tuesday morning. It is the new normal.

D-backs keeping up with Little League World Series |
There was a division within the D-backs' clubhouse Tuesday afternoon. On one side, you had Oliver Perez, a native of Culiacan, Mexico, rooting for the Little League team from Mexico. On the other, you had Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and Miguel Montero rooting for the Little League team from their native Venezuela.

MLB's increased attention on prospects not always a bad thing |
More attention is focused on top prospects than ever before, giving fans of downtrodden teams reason to believe things might be different next season. But the hype creates a new set of hurdles.