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SnakeBytes 8/29: 23 Games Under

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On an off-day, you're not going to find much news on a team 23 games under .500 but this is what I'm paid to do so here's the Diamondbacks news you want.

Drew Stubbs shows Aaron Hill the correct way to do the Eagle.
Drew Stubbs shows Aaron Hill the correct way to do the Eagle.
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Daily D-backs

Collmenter leads D-backs in opener vs. Rockies | MLB.com
With both clubs battling injuries and ineffectiveness, right-handers Christian Bergman and Josh Collmenter now find themselves with the chance to prove they belong in starting roles going forward.

Even injured, Paul Goldschmidt finding ways to contribute | dbacks.com
D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt saw his season come to a crashing halt on Aug. 1 when he was struck in the left hand by an Ernesto Frieri fastball. The injury has kept Goldschmidt off the field, but he has been determined to find ways to help his teammates.

D-backs claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from Blue Jays | dbacks.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, as announced by D-backs general manager Kevin Towers. A corresponding move will be made prior to Friday's game.

Classic TV Night with the Diamondbacks | FOX Sports
Don't adjust your sets; it's Classic TV night with the Diamondbacks on Friday at Chase Field.

D-backs' Pennington flies under radar | FOX Sports
Since returning from the disabled list, Pennington has hit .296 while playing second base, shortstop and third base in almost equal proportion. The batting approach he has spent hours refining appears to have taken, and he has proven his worth on the field and in the clubhouse as well.

Prospects armed to help soon | azcentral.com
The Diamondbacks' top three pitching prospects are anchoring the same Mobile BayBears rotation, and the prospect star power of right-handers Archie Bradley, Braden Shipley and Aaron Blair could help the big-league club soon.

Around the MLB

Jesus Montero involved in altercation during Everett AquaSox game in Boise | MiLB.com News | milb.com
According to a game offical, the cross-checker then ordered an ice cream sandwich and had it sent to Montero in the dugout, escalating the confrontation further. The official said Montero -- who arrived at Mariners Spring Training 40 pounds overweight this season -- approached the stands with a bat while screaming profanities and threw the sandwich at the cross-checker. Montero had to be pulled back from the stands by Everett pitching coach Nasusel Cabrera, Safford said.

Mark Mcgwire and Bill Murray in 1990

Video: Amsinger calls Posey's shot | MLB.com
Greg Amsinger calls Buster Posey's walk-off home run on MLB Network's MLB Tonight.

Salvador Perez talks shower shoes, best friends and perfume | KSHB.com
Salvy owns a pair of shower shoes from another team, which, on the surface, seems like a dirty, rotten, traitor-type thing to do. Until you learn where they came from, why he still wears them, and what he plans to do with them if the team's luck changes.

Anatomy of David Price’s Nine-Hit Disaster | FanGraphs Baseball

Why Young Prospect Bats Struggle Early | FanGraphs Baseball

Pity the Pull Hitter | grantland.com
"I observed long ago," self-proclaimed place hitter Ty Cobb told writer, editor, and proto-stathead F.C. Lane in Lane’s 1925 book, Batting, "that many good batters have a fundamental weakness at bat, a tendency to hit either into right or left field. That is bad, for it gives the fielders too much of an edge."