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SnakeBytes 8/4: Armgate 2014

Nick Ahmed clinched a victory in extra-innings when he was hit on the arm by an errant throw by Jodi Mercer. Hahahaha who am I kidding, it should have been obstruction. But, the D-backs will take the victory and wait for the Royals to come to town on Tuesday.

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Is that arm regulation size or what?
Is that arm regulation size or what?
Christian Petersen

D-backs Daily

Pirates unhappy with Ahmed's winning slide | FOX Sports
Nick Ahmed helped the D-backs to the weirdest walk-off in franchise history when he was struck on the left forearm with a throw to break up a double play as Tuffy Gosewisch scored from third base in a 3-2, 10-inning victory.

D-backs beat Pirates on walk-off slide | FOX Sports
Arizona runner Nick Ahmed put his arms up as he slid into second base and deflected a potential double play relay in the 10th inning Sunday, giving the Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Diamondbacks defeat the Pirates in 10 innings after blocked throw |
Sunday, the Diamondbacks won 3-2 in 10 innings after Nick Ahmed deflected a relay throw from second to first with his left arm while sliding into the bag, breaking up an inning-ending double play and allowing Tuffy Gosewisch to score from third.

D-backs consider life without Goldy | FOX Sports
With All-Star Paul Goldschmidt likely out for the season with a fractured hand, the D-backs will have Mark Trumbo play more first base, but the lineup hole will be harder to fill.

Paul Goldschmidt is done for the season |
Kirk Gibson said what most Diamondbacks fans feared: First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is done for the season. "Realistically," Gibson said, "it's eight weeks, so he's done."

Hit a batter? D-backs' Chase Anderson shares his thoughts | FOX Sports
Andrew McCutchen expected to be targeted Saturday, and one former major league pitcher said he believed McCutchen looked a little skittish in his first at-bat, as if he knew something was coming. That is not the way Chase Anderson wanted to play it.

Trevor Cahill regaining confidence |
The infield gathered around Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill in the seventh inning on Sunday afternoon. Manager Kirk Gibson was on his way to the mound. Cahill's day had been a good one, but it looked like it was about to end.

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Reddick's leaping catch |
Josh Reddick leaps and catches a fly ball on the warning track, then hurls the ball to first to double up Alcides Escobar

The Worst of the Best: The Month’s Wildest Pitches | FanGraphs Baseball
Here will be the wildest pitches thrown in July, following the usual methodology of PITCHf/x and math and sorting. It’s all determined by distance from the center of the strike zone, and you’re going to see a top-five list, and a next-five list, and there’s also a bonus entry in there based on a tip I got from a few people on Twitter

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