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It's the penultimate struggle for this team to reach .500. I smell movie deal.

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Mostly Real Quotes

"I have a lot of respect for guys who have to make a living pinch-hitting. It's difficult. I was just trying to put together a good at-bat." - Troy Tulowitzki

"I just trying to get it down. I just left it up a little bit up. He put a pretty good swing on it. Then I walked the next guy and it snowballed which is the way things happen here. It's tough sometimes to stop it." - Daniel Hudson

"It's just very typical of playing in this ballpark. The game's never over. One-run leads are tough to hold. The one thing that was disappointing today was just not being able to stop the damage once it started." - Chip Hale

"Sometimes I liked to put my cigars in there."  - Walt Weiss

Yesterday's Failure

Tulo pinch-hit HR sparks 5-run 8th as Rockies rally past D-backs - On a day when he got a break from his job as the Colorado Rockies starting shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki stepped into a starring role of a different sort.

SnakePit Recap

Other Diamondbacks Related News

Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) at San Diego Padres (35-40), 10:10 p.m. (ET) - The San Diego Padres try to avoid a third straight loss on Friday evening when they begin a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Players to Watch: Diamondbacks vs. Padres - As the first-half of the major league season begins to wind down, the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37) head to San Diego to take on the Padres (35-40) in what will be San Diego's last home weekend series before the All-Star Break.

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league report - Since being promoted from Double-A Mobile, infielder Brandon Drury has gone 2 for 8 with a walk in two games with the Aces. He has played both second and third. RHP Jhoulys Chacin, signed last week to a minor-league deal, gave up five hits and one run while striking out nine over seven innings in his debut with the Aces.

Trading Pitching Prospects Has Not Worked Well For Diamondbacks - (Insert Dead Horse Pic Here) When it was announced on Saturday evening that the Arizona Diamondbacks sent top pitching prospect Touki Toussaint to the Atlanta Braves along with Bronson Arroyo in exchange for infielder Philip Gosselin, needless to say, it turned a lot of heads around the baseball world.

DOES DAVE STEWART NOT GET 'VALUE'? - In the Weird Trade of the Year category, it's going to be incredibly difficult for anyone to top this one...

Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley Having More Arm Issues? - Archie Bradley has been on the disabled list since June 4th because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. It turns out that his season with the Arizona Diamondbacks could be in jeopardy following his rehab start.

2 D-backs prospects named to All-Star Futures World Team - Two players in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization were named to the World Team for the All-Star Futures Game.

Diamondbacks will NOT move Nick Ahmed or Chris Owings - After selling Touki Toussaint to the Braves in what has to be one of the weirdest deals in baseball history, general manager Dave Stewart told Ken Rosenthal that Nick Ahmed and Chris Owings are staying in Arizona.

Other News

Scherzer can rewrite history with start in Philly

Make your voice heard: Less than one week of All-Star voting to go

Statcast shows why you don't run on Bradley

The Braves’ NBA-Style Rebuild

On the Genealogy of Trades, Part I