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Snake Bytes 7/23: Team Gets Bell Rung

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David Peralta may have taken a 97 mph heater off the helmet, but it was the team that was knocked down and out.

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Quick Quotes

"They've kind of faded a bit over the last couple weeks after they caught the Giants (for second place), but the fact that they even did catch the Giants tells us something."

-Jayson Stark on the Diamondbacks

"We will make a move, at the trade deadline or this winter. We want to make a move that will make us better now and in (20)16, '17. From that point of view, we are buyers."

-Tony La Russa on the trade deadline

"I just wasn't able to command my fastball today and that's my bread and butter. That's what I do. And when I can't do that, I just get in trouble."

-Robbie Ray on his worst outing

It Happened Last Night

Marlins 5, Diamondbacks 3

Arizona's best pitcher of late, Robbie Ray struggled with his command. David Peralta took a 97 mph fastball off the helmet from one of the game's best pitchers. The defensively gifted Oscar Hernandez and Jake Lamb had a passed ball and an error respectively. As a team, the Diamondbacks struck out 16 times in the game. This was not the Diamondbacks' night.

Recap

By the Numbers

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