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SnakeBytes 9/7: Post Towers D'backs still suck

A three run eighth inning for the Dodgers doomed the D'backs in a 5-2 loss.

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"That's why I think it's smart for us to have an open mind. Each candidate comes in with a list of talents, and then you make an assessment of who fits the best. But in the end, we want to have a team that has a stronger metric and analytical contribution than we currently have."

- Tony La Russa

"The play last night he made in the hole, I don't know who else could throw it from the angle he threw it and have the ball go so straight and so accurately," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's been a very, very good shortstop. We like him there, absolutely."

- Kirk Gibson on Didi Gregorius

Daily D'backs

Dodgers rally past Hudson, D-backs - Fox Sports Arizona

Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and Adrian Gonzalez homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

D'backs loss BTN - Arizona Sports 620

La Russa: Arizona Diamondbacks have contacted several GM candidates - Arizona Sports 620

The Arizona Diamondbacks are not wasting any time in searching for a new general manager after firing five-year GM Kevin Towers on Friday. Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said in a conference call Friday that the team has already begun contacting candidates and will begin interviews soon.

Kevin Towers' replacement to help decide Kirk Gibson's fate with Diamondbacks -

Towers was given the option of remaining in the organization in a different capacity but told reporters he wanted to wait until a new GM is hired before determining where he might fit. The incoming general manager will also help determine the fate of manager Kirk Gibson

Didi's defense impresses D-backs -

D-backs shortstop Didi Gregorius ranged far to his right, nearly touched the outfield grass and unleashed an off-balance throw across his body. It was perfect. The ball reached Mark Trumbo's glove in plenty of time to catch the Dodgers' Justin Turner for the second out in the third inning Friday. It's that kind of defense that makes Gregorius look more and more like the D-backs' shortstop of the future.

2 names added to list of Diamondbacks' GM candidates -

On the day Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Rusa was expected to begin the interview process for the general manager's position by meeting with St. Louis Cardinals farm director Gary LaRocque, two more names emerged as possible candidates for the job.

Trumbo seeks strong finish to tough year -

The D-backs slugger missed 71 games with a right broken foot and has spent the second half of the season trying to regain his form. Slowly but surely, there are signs he could be getting it back.

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