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snakecharmer

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Biggest Diamondbacks fan in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm also an A's fan, but my desert boys are #1.

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Dbacks GM Kevin Towers speaks

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Before last night's game in San Francisco (which I'm sure we'd all rather forget!), snakecharmer had a chance to chat for a little bit with Arizona GM Kevin Towers, and ask him for his thoughts on the season now winding down, and what the off-season

Blue Jays 4, D'backs 1: Fast Times at Chase FIeld

The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped the opener of this three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Brandon McCarthy was quick and efficient and pitched the complete game, but the offense couldn't score enough with only four hits all afternoon.

FINAL: Blue Jays 4, D'backs 1

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The Diamondbacks dropped the opener of the series against Toronto. Brandon McCarthy allowed two runs in the third and two in the ninth. Arizona got one run back in the bottom of the ninth, but it was too little too late.

D'backs Trends: Runs Scored, Runs Allowed

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Another .500 week for the Diamondbacks, who dropped two in Philadelphia and beat San Diego for two at home. The offense didn't have too much trouble scoring runs. The problem is, the pitchers didn't have a problem giving them up.

Jason Kubel Designated For Assignment

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Struggling outfielder Jason Kubel was designated for assignment to make room on the active and 40-man rosters for starting pitcher David Holmberg, selected from Double-A Mobile.

Padres 1, D'backs 6 - Taco Time in Sand City

The Arizona Diamondbacks kicked off their nine game home stand with a win over the San Diego Padres. Brandon McCarthy pitched seven strong innings and was supported with three RBI from Martin Prado.

FINAL: Padres 1, D'backs 6

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Taco time! Arizona scored six runs in their first game back at Chase Field beginning a 9-game homestand. Brandon McCarthy went 7 solid innings, and Martin Prado drove in three runs.

D'backs Trends: Sinking Slowly

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The Diamondbacks went 3-4 in two key series against the NL Central's Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds. Brandon McCarthy struggled in his two losses, but Paul Goldschmidt reached 100 RBIs on his third grand slam of the season.

FINAL: D'backs 1, Reds 2

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The Diamondbacks dropped three of four games to the Cincinnati Reds, including today's finale. Trevor Cahill went seven innings, Mat Latos went eight, and the Diamondbacks couldn't score on the few chances they had.

D'backs 5, Reds 2: The Other All-Star Game

All-Star representatives Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt led the Arizona Diamondbacks to victory in game two of this four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Goldschmidt hit a grand slam late, and Corbin pitched a complete game.

FINAL: Dbacks 5, Reds 2

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The Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt smashed his third grand slam of the year and Patrick Corbin dominated the Cincinnati Reds for a complete game victory.

Dbacks Trends: Walk-off Magic

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The Diamondbacks were full of late-inning magic this week, as they rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 9th inning or later in all three games. They went 1-2 against the New York Mets.

Orioles 3, D'backs 4 - Goldschmidt Happens

Second verse, same as the first. Arizona won the second game of their series against the Orioles with another walk-off home run, this time from Paul Goldschmidt in the 11th inning. Goldschmidt also tied the game with a home run in the 9th inning.

FINAL: Orioles 3, Dbacks 4

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The Diamondbacks pulled another victory from the jaws of defeat, earning their 34th come-from-behind victory against the Orioles and their closer. Paul Goldschmidt hit the game-tying and game-winning home runs.

Dbacks Trends: Boston and Tampa

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The Diamondbacks finally had a winning week, albeit a very short one. After dropping two of three in Boston, the Diamondbacks came home and earned a two-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays. Who were the heroes and goats this week?

Diamondbacks Trends: Two Thirds of the Way

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This week saw the departure of Ian Kennedy and the promotion of Tuffy Gosewisch and Zeke Spruill for their for major league starts. But it was another sub-.500 week for the Diamondbacks. Where do the problems lie?

Montero to DL; Spruill, Gosewisch Recalled

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Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was placed on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Tuffy Gosewisch has been recalled from Reno. Zeke Spruill was also brought up for tonight's start, sending reliever Chaz Roe back to Triple A.

Dbacks 2, Rays 5 - Power Outages

Ian Kennedy gave up three runs in five innings to the first-place Tampa Bay Rays, whereas the Diamondbacks were held off the scoreboard for 8 2/3rds innings by Rays starter Roberto Hernandez. An Eric Chavez homer averted the shutout.

FINAL: Dbacks 2, Rays 5

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There was a power outage at Tropicana Field tonight, and we're not just talking about the Arizona offense. The Diamondbacks didn't score until a two-run home run in the 9th inning. Ian Kennedy gave up two runs early and only pitched five innings.

Dbacks Trends: Second Place Week

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The Diamondbacks dropped to second place in the NL West with a 3-4 week against the Giants and Cubs. The pitching and offense both seem a little stalled.

Cubs 7, Dbacks 6: Late rally, even later fall

Ian Kennedy pitched five innings in tonight's game against the Cubs and gave up six runs, though the four runs in the 5th inning were all unearned. The Diamondbacks rallied to get within one and tied it in the 9th, but lost in extras.

FINAL: Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 6

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Ian Kennedy gave up six runs in the 4th and 5th innings, but the Diamondbacks offense rallied behind him. They scored five, then sent the game to extras by tying it in the 9th. But the Cubs scored in the 12th to win it 7-6.

Diamondbacks Trends: The First Half

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The Diamondbacks headed into the All-Star Break with a 10-game home-stand and stellar performances from Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin. Let's also take a look back at the first half expectations and outcomes of the rest of the team.

AL 3, NL 0 - Power Outage in NYC

The National League bats were quiet against American League pitchers, managing just three hits and a walk. Patrick Corbin took the loss. Paul Goldschmidt was 1-for-2.

Dodgers 6, Dbacks 1 - Offense Goes Missing

The Diamondbacks' offense did practically nothing against new Dodger starter Ricky Nolasco. Los Angeles worked nine hits and three walks off of Ian Kennedy, the Diamondbacks scored only once, and Arizona lost the middle game of the series 6-1.

FINAL: Dodgers 6, Dbacks 1

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Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy, in just his second start since returning from his 10-game suspension, could not put the Dodgers hitters away. They scored six runs on nine hits and three walks. Arizona scored late, but lost by a final of 6-1.

Adam Eaton to Return to Lineup Tonight

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Diamondbacks center fielder Adam Eaton is scheduled to return to the team for Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers. Eaton has been rehabbing an elbow injury since spring training.

Diamondbacks Trends: Downward Spiral?

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The D-backs will be glad to come home, finishing their ten-game road-trip having gone 3-7, including a five-game losing streak. But how did the individual numbers stack up this week?

D'backs 4, Mets 5 - Unlucky 13th Dooms D'backs

The Diamondbacks were close to winning this game for starter Wade Miley, and close again to winning it in extra innings thanks to a home run by Cody Ross. But JJ Putz blew his save opportunity in the 9th and Josh Collmenter took the loss in the 13th.

FINAL: Diamondbacks 4, Mets 5

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The Diamondbacks bullpen blew a chance for starter Wade Miley to get the win, as the rotation's winless streak extends to 23 games. A 13th-inning home run by Cody Ross was also wasted as Josh Collmenter blew the save in the bottom half of the inning.

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