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Snake Bytes 9/13: Walk this way.

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Andrew Chafin tips cap to the guy he just walked.

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D-backs fall to Rockies in another painful loss.

The gut-punching losses are getting harder to keep track of for the D-backs, who lost three such games to the Dodgers in Los Angeles at the beginning of the month and another three to the Braves at home before coming here.

In all six of those games -- and on Wednesday -- Arizona had a lead in the seventh inning or later, only to watch it evaporate.

Hirano gives up walk-off home run as D-backs fall to the Rockies.

LeMahieu hit a fastball over the fence in right as the Rockies kept their 1.5-game advantage over Los Angeles intact after the Dodgers beat Cincinnati earlier in the day. The Diamondbacks fell 3.5 games behind in the division race. This is the latest in the season the Rockies have been alone in first place since 1995.

D-backs news:

Josh Collmenter will join the broadcast crew for today’s Facebook/MLB LIVE D-backs vs Rockies game.

with play-by-play man Scott Braun, analysts Josh Collmenter and Glendon Rusch and in-game reporter Jackie Redmond handling broadcasting duties in Denver. Both teams will be represented within the booth. Collmenter represents the visiting D-backs; he played in six seasons with Arizona from 2011-16. The Rockies’ broadcasting tie is to Rusch, a southpaw who wrapped his 12-year pitching career in the Mile High City in 2008-09.

Around MLB:

Rookie phenom ties Mel Ott with 19th home run as a teenager.

“I think the one thing you recognize from being in the game for some time is the plate discipline,” Strasburg said of Soto, who was unavailable for comment after the game. “His ability to spit on good pitches, that’s the one thing that’s really stood out to me. A guy throws a really good pitch and he doesn’t flinch. He sees it early. It’s reminiscent of watching Tony Gwynn growing up, really.”

Reggie Jackson will host a 1 hour show on Sirius XM

The program, which will be called “Swing Away,” will be on Mad Dog Radio at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. It begins this weekend. The hope is for Jackson to use his many connections to bring in top guests for conversations

Felix Hernandez considered retirement after demotion to bullpen.

The demotion to the bullpen was short-lived -- Hernandez made one relief appearance on August 14 before James Paxton landed on the disabled list and created an opening in the rotation -- though Felix took it hard. According to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, Hernandez even considered walking away from the game after receiving the news.

Off topic Snake news:

Drunk man swallows live snake, dies.

Mahipral got encouraged by the attention from the onlookers and hid the tiny snake in his palm and then put it on his head. One of the onlookers then instigated him to put it in his mouth, which he went to do.

No

Swallow

Snek