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Snake Bytes 9/24: Hello, Is Anybody Out There?

After taking games one and two in Chavez Ravine, the Diamondbacks caught a break and missed Zack Greinke on Wednesday night. Despite Paul Goldschmidt hitting a home run for his fourth consecutive game, the Diamondbacks were unable to capitalize. A bullpen phone malfunction then exposed Diamondbacks pitching in the eighth inning, leading to a difference-making three-run home run for the Dodgers.

Quick Quotes

"This is a really difficult phone here, one of the harder ones in the league, and I guess the communication wasn't there. We wanted him ready for Seager, and I guess he wasn't even up. So that's obviously an issue with the coaching staff and myself. We just can't let that happen."

-Chip Hake in bringing in Matt Reynolds cold in the eighth inning

"The pain is still there, but it's manageable, and I'll hopefully keep getting better and get some more mobility the next couple of days."

-Nick Ahmed on his tweaked back

It Happened Last Night

Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 4

Chase Anderson was taken deep to open the game, but the Arizona right-hander had a strong outing nonetheless, striking out 10 in six innings of one-hit work. Paul Goldschmidt tied the affair in the second inning with his fourth home run in as many nights. Then things fell apart in the eighth inning when technical difficulties contributed to Arizona's pitching woes. Matt Reynnolds surrendered a three-run shot in the eighth inning when he was called into the game despite having not been warmed up due to a faulty bullpen phone.


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Diamondbacks Digest

Nick Ahmed Still Recovering

After making a stellar play on Tuesday night, Nick Ahmed left the game with back stiffness. The defensive wizard is now listed as day-to-day and is not expected to play again until this weekend.

Derrick Hall Discusses 2015 and the Plans for 2016

Diamondbacks President and CEO, Derrick Hall joined Doug and Wolf this morning to discuss the sort of season the team has had and what to expect in the upcoming offseason. Unsurprisingly, pitching was the primary focus of discussion. *audio link*

Keith Law's 2015 "Players I Got Wrong"

Each year Keith Law releases a short list of players he got wrong entering the season. For 2015, that list is topped by an Arizona Diamondback. No, we aren't talking about his old thoughts on Paul Goldschmidt.