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SnakeBytes 9/12: Stop! Stop, We're Already Dead

After a dreadful 2-8 road trip against some of our NL West foes, the Diamondbacks return to the loving confines of Chase Field for a 6-game set with the Padres and GIants. Vidal Nuno takes the mound in a duel of soft-throwing lefties.

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Daily D-backs

D-backs offense continues to falter |
The D-backs' long road trip came to an end Thursday afternoon with another loss, this one by a 6-2 margin to the Giants at AT&T Park. After 11 days and 10 games, the D-backs are headed back to Phoenix having misplaced their offense while going 2-8 on the trip.

Giants, D-backs commemorate 9/11 heroes in pregame ceremony |
In remembrance of the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, the Giants held a special pregame ceremony at AT&T Park before their Thursday afternoon game against the D-backs. Prior to the first pitch, both teams lined up on the baselines for a moment of silence and the national anthem.

Nuno still looking for 1st win as D-backs |
Vidal Nuno has done just about everything he's needed to do to win in a D-back uniform. From throwing deep into games, to even driving in a couple batters, he'll look to continue his strong debut against the Padres.

Diamondbacks executives address payroll, front-office questions |
Beyond the question of who will be the next GM, there are many others to be answered as the Diamondbacks seek to move forward.

Diamondbacks open series vs. Padres
For the fifth consecutive start, Nuño gave up two runs or fewer on Friday against the Dodgers and yet again came away without a win.

Arizona Diamondbacks struggling to reach finish line |
With fewer than three weeks remaining in their season, the Diamondbacks hardly resemble the team that stumbled through the franchise's worst opening month since its inaugural season. They're still just as good, if you will, at losing games, only they've found new ways to lose them.

Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez talks about comeback |
Q:You threw for the first time since your surgery on Tuesday. How did it go?
A:It felt good. You just never really know what to expect after six months. You just build up to this day. We literally threw for five minutes, which is not very much. It just felt weird. You've got to teach yourself how to throw again, I guess.

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