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SnakeBytes 8/27: Cahill Crushed

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Looking to continue his run of good starts, Trevor Cahill was pounded by the NL West leaders and the injury-plagued D-backs couldn't respond in due fashion. They'll look to bounce back against Clayton Kershaw... or maybe not.

Cody Ross tries to get back in the game anyway he can at this point
Cody Ross tries to get back in the game anyway he can at this point
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Cahill knocked around by Dodgers | MLB.com ARI Recap
If there were contending teams looking at Trevor Cahill as a possible August trade pickup, the D-backs right-hander certainly didn't increase his value on Tuesday night. The Dodgers scored eight runs against Cahill as they rolled past the D-backs, 9-5, at Chase Field. Earlier in the day, there were conflicting rumors about whether the Angels were targeting Cahill to help fill the hole in the rotation left by the injury to Garrett Richards

Diamondbacks fall to Dodgers | azcentral.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers pounded Diamondbacks' starter Trevor Cahill for six runs in 3 1/3 innings and went on to a Tuesday at Chase Field before an announced crowd of 21,758.

Kershaw eyes MLB-high 16th win | MLB.com
When Clayton Kershaw comes to town, opposing teams generally have the good sense to go down quietly. Kershaw has been the most dominant pitcher in the Major Leagues this season, but the last time Kershaw pitched at Chase Field, it appeared the D-backs didn't get the memo. They thrashed Kershaw for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings on May 17 in what was easily the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner's worst start of the year.

Replays help LA post six runs in Arizona | dbacks.com
The Dodgers had replays go their way on back-to-back plays in a six-run fourth inning that sent the National League West leaders to a 9-5 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

Bradley leads host of D-backs to AFL | dbacks.com
Pitchers Enrique Burgos, Kaleb Fleck and Jimmie Sherfy will join Bradley on the Rafters' pitching staff, and catcher Peter O'Brien, infielder Brandon Drury and outfielder Evan Marzilli will see time in the field.

Q&A with Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers | dbacks.com
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers recently completed a tour of the organization's Minor League affiliates visiting Triple-A Reno, Double-A Mobile as well as both Class A teams in Visalia and South Bend. Towers talked with MLB.com about what he saw on his travels as well as his relationship with chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and whether we will see top prospect Archie Bradley in September.

Goldy honored for heart and hustle | dbacks.com: News
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt was honored for being named the D-backs' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award before Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

Future of bullpen in good hands with quality arms | azcentral.com
The Diamondbacks have reason to be optimistic about their bullpen heading into 2015 as they may actually have more quality arms than they can accommodate.

Patrick Corbin won't be ready for Opening Day | azcentral.com
"I think with Patrick it will be more like June for him," Gibson said. "He'd probably punch me if heard me saying that but you're really going to take your time and make sure he's ready to go. You're not going to expect him to come back and throw 220 innings. You kind of manage his rehab through innings and put him in a position to finish strong. … We're going to make sure we err on the side of very cautious."

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