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Snakebytes 8-28: So This Is How It Ends

Ok, ok, I know there's still another month of baseball and anything can happen... but 11 1/2 games back and tied with the Padres? Ain't gonna happen.

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Mostly Real Quotes

Some people said some stuff.  But which one of these quotes belongs on Whose Line Is It Anyway where everything is made up?  And like the rest of this season for the Diamondbacks, the points don't matter.

"We didn't play bad (in the series) but I don't think we played good. You have a really good team right there and, yeah, you have to play really well to beat that team. We played a couple games all right and a couple games, we just played eh and we lost." - AJ Pollock on the series sweep

"I could have told you that." - Ivana Trump on The Dons non-existent toupe

"It just seemed like he was a little over amped, trying too hard. He was flying open, mechanically, and just wasn't finding the zone." - Chip Hale on RDLR

"I tried to do too much. My emotions were too high, I think. I tried to calm down a little bit and do a better job." - Rubby De La Rosa on his outing

Can We Forget It Happened? Nope.  Let's post a few hundred words about it instead.

Maness gets key outs in 8th as Cardinals beat D-backs 5-3 - Seth Maness came into the game in a tight spot and got some big outs for St. Louis Cardinals.

Soco's Snakepit Recap

Frustrated D-backs swept by Cardinals - It was just four days ago the Diamondbacks were riding high, on a four-game wins streak and on the verge of thrusting themselves into a pennant race for the season's final month.

St. Louis Cardinals complete four-game sweep of Diamondbacks - A fourth straight loss dropped the Diamondbacks to 8 ½ games back of the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and three games back of the second-place San Francisco Giants, both of whom won Thursday.

Picking Up The Pieces

Oakland Athletics-Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview - This weekend, the disappointing Oakland Athletics (55-73) continue their week-long road trip as they head to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65). The A's started off their road trip by losing 2 out of 3 in Seattle to continue their season-long woes. Their season has been especially dreadful on the road, with a record of 25-37.

OAKLAND AT ARIZONA - The hot streak that moved the Arizona Diamondbacks back into the NL West picture fizzled with four consecutive losses to baseball's best team.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction - The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland A's face off on Friday at Chase field for game one of their interleague MLB series.

Preview: Athletics at Diamondbacks - The Arizona Diamondbacks look to avoid a fifth consecutive loss when they host the Oakland Athletics on Friday in the opener of their three-game interleague series. After completing a four-game sweep in Cincinnati, Arizona suffered the exact same fate in its home set against St. Louis that concluded with a 5-3 setback Thursday.

Other Stuff To Read About The Team

Throwing off mound next step for Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jeremy Hellickson - Diamondbacks right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is scheduled to pitch off the mound today, an important barometer during his stint on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Jhoulys Chacin Earns Another Start For Diamondbacks - Jhoulys Chacin made his debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday filling in for the injured Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson was put on the disabled list with a hamstrung injury, and Chacin did an admirable job filling in the rotation.

Arizona Diamondbacks value their clubhouse assistants - The shipment from the uniform manufacturer arrived at Chase Field with a misspelling and not just on one jersey, but three.

Arizona Diamondbacks Q and A with Addison Reed

Arizona Diamondbacks minor league report: Peter O'Brien hitting well - After a torrid start to the season and subsequent cold spell, OF Peter O'Brien is again hitting well. In his past 14 games,

Snakepit Version (which is wayyyy cooler)

Ice, ice, baby: Former Arizona Diamondbacks complete ALS ice bucket challenge - Two former Arizona Diamondbacks got a little wet for a good cause Thursday at Chase Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks - TeamReport - Aaron Hill is having one of his best stretches of the season. Not coincidentally, it is also one of his busiest.

Should the Diamondbacks be worried about Archie Bradley's health?

Other Baseball News

Mariners relieve Zduriencik of GM duties (Trumbo curse strikes again!)

The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects