SnakeBytes 8/7: Repeat Performance

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The Rays still can't solve Wade Miley.

Quotes of the Day

“I think he started to swing the bat better, and I made the decision to do that. I see the consistent at-bats, and I moved in that direction.”

- Kirk Gibson on giving Cody Ross more playing time.

Over the course of my career, I’ve been able to do that when getting consistent at-bats. But we have five (outfielders) who are everyday players, and it’s tough for Gibby to get us all in there at once.”

- Cody Ross on getting more ABs.

Diamondbacks News

Wade Miley, Cody Ross lead Arizona Diamondbacks over Tampa Bay Rays

Led by a solid start from Wade Miley and 3 RsBI from Cody Ross, the Diamondbacks downed the Rays 6-1. It might seem a bit like deja vu as this is the second time Miley has stymied Rays hitters in as many weeks.

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Cody Ross still on fire, gaining at-bats

Cody Ross knocked in three important runs last night, but that's been par for the course for the last several games.

Tampa Bay Rays at Arizona Diamondbacks - August 7, 2013 | MLB.com Preview

Tonight's game looks to be a compelling match up between two young pitchers, Randall Delgado and Chris Archer. Delgado's been solid thus far, but it is Archer who is garnering the accolades as of late. Archer posted an otherworldly .73 ERA in July.

Back end of Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen finally in sync ArizonaSports.com

The back end of the bullpen finally appears to be settling in. Did it come to late for the Diamondbacks' playoff hopes?

Around the League

Braves' 12th straight win overshadowed by Bryce Harper incident | The Strike Zone - SI.com

More unwritten rule enforcement. The offender, Bryce Harper, watched a homer a bit too long and took his time on the base paths.

Death of a ballplayer: Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers -- then he was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder and spent the next 27 years of his life in maximum security prison - SBNation.com

A fantastic long read about a would-be ballplayer wrongly convicted of murder. Absolutely worth your time.

Marginalia

Raul Ibañez Made A Throw Only Raul Ibañez Could Make

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