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Snake Bytes: Scherzer, Bullpen Haunts Diamondbacks

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Max Scherzer struck out 11 Diamondbacks as theWashington Nationals managed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Washington Nationals v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 3

Yasmany Tomás and Jake Lamb both homered, but it was not enough to overcome the Washington Nationals on Wednesday as the Diamondbacks were swept at home by the leaders of the NL East.

Nick Ahmed to Meet with Dr. Waslewski

The right hip impingement that has sidelined Nick Ahmed is not responding as well to down time as hoped, prompting the Diamondbacks to have him seen by a specialist that deals with the issue in hockey players while they are in New York.

Bowden Gives Diamondbacks C- for Trade Deadline

Not extracting more value out of Ziegler and failing to move Hudson at all seem to hurt the grade from Bowden.

What Happened to Daniel Hudson?

After being one of the very best relievers in baseball for three months, Daniel Hudson has been a train wreck ever since. What happened? Chip Hale doesn’t have an answer for that yet.

Diamondbacks Pitching Through the DRA Lens

If we take DRA at face value, the team’s worst and best pitchers might be a bit surprising.

Barrett’s Short-Term Memory Being Tested

Despite being one of the team’s better relievers for the entire season, Jake Barrett contributed his own stinker of a performance Wednesday afternoon. Now it’s time to see if he has the short-term memory necessary to thrive as a late-inning reliever.

Ichiro Watch

Once again, Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter yesterday. His season average is now down to .318 and he remains two hits shy of MLB hit number 3,000.