SnakeBytes 5/12: Chased back to Chase

So then I says to the guy, "You're a rookie, get in the dugout". hahaha - David Banks

Chase Anderson and the D-backs took care of business in Chicago as they finished the series and roadtrip with a win. Now we go back to Chase Field for a set with the Washington Nationals starting today. Josh Collmenter faces Jordan Zimmerman in the opener.

Quotables

He was pretty calm and locked in and he seemed pretty focused on what he was doing. I liked the guy, his mentality out there. He wasn't really afraid of anybody.

- Miguel Montero

Nothing better than the starting pitcher going out there with the lead already. Even if it's one run or two runs, you can relax a little bit. I've always had a pretty good way of controlling my emotions my whole life. It's just something I was born with, I guess. I can't really describe that. After I threw the first pitch, I was like, 'OK, this is the same game.' I just tried to attack the hitters, so it was fun.

Fastball command early, being able to flip my curveball for strikes when some guys were sitting on the fastball and threw my changeup for a strike and a strikeout," Anderson said. "So command of all three of my pitches was great today.

- Chase Anderson

Daily D-backs

Anderson brilliant in debut | MLB.com
Chase Anderson was making his big league debut, but the D-backs right-hander looked like a seasoned pro Sunday afternoon. Anderson held the White Sox to just one run over 5 1/3 innings as the D-backs won, 5-1, at U.S. Cellular Field.

Anderson dominant in debut as D-backs win another series | FOX Sports on MSN
Chase Anderson needed one pitch to remind himself it was still the same game he's been playing all his life. After that, his major league debut became thoroughly enjoyable.

Mother's Day a chance for D-backs to honor loved ones; Ross heating up; McCarthy puzzled | dbacks.com
Players, coaches and managers throughout Major League Baseball wore pink on Sunday in honor of Mother's Day and to raise awareness of breast cancer. In May Ross is hitting .381, and over the last three games he is 6-for-12. Brandon McCarthy still is not quite sure why he had such an epic meltdown in the fourth inning Friday night, but after thinking about it for a couple days, he's not sure there is an answer.

Mother's Day a chance for D-backs to honor loved ones; Ross heating up; McCarthy puzzled | dbacks.com
Players, coaches and managers throughout Major League Baseball wore pink on Sunday in honor of Mother's Day and to raise awareness of breast cancer. In May Ross is hitting .381, and over the last three games he is 6-for-12. Brandon McCarthy still is not quite sure why he had such an epic meltdown in the fourth inning Friday night, but after thinking about it for a couple days, he's not sure there is an answer.

Collmenter aims to turn around D-backs' home woes | MLB.com
The D-backs have been playing better baseball as of late and are returning home to Pheonix following a 6-3 road trip. Most teams would look forward to getting back to some familiar surroundings following a lengthy time away from home, but then again, the D-backs have yet to find their mojo in the desert so far this season.

GIF: Chase Anderson’s First Blessèd MLB Changeup | NotGraphs
One thing Anderson produced was a 6:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (box). Another thing he produced was the blessed changeup against Adam Dunn reproduced here for the placation of the braying masses.

Around the MLB

Video: Hamilton bunts, gets to third | MLB.com
Billy Hamilton leads off the game with a bunt single to Justin Morneau and advances to third base on the throwing error

Ryan Howard and Agility
They haven't been anywhere near each other for years now.

Marty Brennaman is always a classy guy

Police: MLB Knew Biogenesis Documents Were Stolen
In a lawsuit he has since withdrawn, Alex Rodriguez claimed MLB knowingly purchased stolen documents—a claim MLB has always denied. According to a police report obtained by Newsday, MLB was informed several times that the documents it was pursuing were stolen and that they were to contact police if they came across anything related to Biogenesis. MLB bought the documents and never spoke to police until eight months later.

And lastly, a collection of side-splitting, seam-busting baseball bloopers, blunders and ha ha's. Laugh and be amazed by this collection of baseball's goofiest moments.

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