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SnakeBytes 8/31: What did Nuno do wrong?

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What does this guy have to do to get run support?

Ralph Freso

Quotes

"One of the things we need to work on is our quality of at-bats with guys in scoring position and our two-strike approach. We've been on a bad run right now. Probably part of it is that we've got a lot that we're giving the guys, trying to get them to understand certain things so they can progress. Sometimes it works against you."

- Kirk Gibson

"I can't say that it is going to kill you, but it definitely increases your odds of something bad happening. Anything that I can do to try to extend my life I am going to try to do.

- Addison Reed

Daily D'backs

Nuno retires 20 straight during loss to Rockies - dbacks.com

Vidal Nuno walked away with a loss Saturday night. He deserved better. Nuno made just one mistake, but it was enough to sink him as the Rockies beat the D-backs, 2-0, at Chase Field.

D'backs win BTN - Arizona Sports 620

Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter finds 2nd wind - azcentral.com

Just two weeks ago, Josh Collmenter's velocity was down, his pitches were getting hammered and the Diamondbacks were talking about what they needed to do with their suddenly even-softer-tossing right-hander. But for the second consecutive start, there was no cause for concern with Collmenter.

Hudson nears return, to be used as a reliever - dbacks.com

The next time Daniel Hudson takes the mound it will be in the big leagues. The right-hander finished up his rehab assignment Friday night by tossing a scoreless inning for Triple-A Reno, and he is expected to rejoin the D-backs on Monday when rosters expand.

D-backs' Reed cuts out smokeless tobacco, not success - Fox Sports Arizona

Arizona closer Addison Reed is into round numbers these days.Reed recorded his 100th career save on Friday while running his streak of successful conversions to 10. He may be more pleased of his 0 dips along the way.

Anderson aims to get on track vs. Rockies - mlb.com game preview

On Sunday afternoon against the Rockies at Chase Field, rookie Chase Anderson will have another opportunity to make his case to be a part of the D-backs' 2015 rotation. Anderson has a 3.90 ERA on the season, but the 26-year-old has struggled recently, going 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his last three starts and posting a 5.40 ERA in August after a 2.78 ERA in July.

Around Baseball

Angels outmatch A's with eight-man shutout - mlb.com

Whatever You Do, Don't Touch Adrian Beltre's Head! - Bleacher Report

These are all important questions, but today our aim is to discuss a greater quandary in the pantheon of intellectual discourse: Why does Adrian Beltre freak out when you touch his head?