Snake Bytes, 6/4: Pitcher Perfect

Dustin Bradford

Chase Anderson improved to 4-0 in his first four big league appearances, joining a rather short list of pitchers to have accomplished the feat since 1980.

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"He's been throwing the ball good ever since he's been up here," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He gave us six strong innings. He mixed it up. LeMahieu sat on a breaking ball. But other than that, just flawless, didn't walk a lot of guys, kept the balls in play."

-Kirk Gibson

"I just tried to stick to my game plan and pitch off that," Anderson said. "If you try to pitch to the park, sometimes you're not very successful. If you stick to your game plan, usually you can be successful. Being in Reno last year was definitely a tester for me. That ball flies there. If you give up one run, you've got to limit it to that. Being able to limit the damage is huge."

-Chase Anderson

"I 100 percent don't take any day [in the big leagues] for granted."

-Nick Evans

Daily Digest


Anderson Remains Perfect

Despite not having his best stuff, Chase Anderson his strongest outing of the season, beating the Rockies at Coors Field and joining a short list of pitchers to begin their big league careers with four wins in four starts.

Nick Evans' Return Another Fell-Good Story

Fourteen months ago Nick Evans was sitting at home, having broken his hand in in a minor league game, wondering if his baseball had already come to an end. Yesterday he was tabbed to start in place of one of the best players in all of baseball and responded with a home run.

Arizona in the Draft

The 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft is tomorrow. Here is another look at what the Diamondbacks could be doing with their first two picks.

Around MLB


Cubs Leaving WGN Radio

After 90 years together, the Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio will be parting ways.

Puig Being Puig

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Puig's promotion to the big leagues. He commemorated the day in true Puig fashion - by turning out late for batting practice, again.

The Pace of the Game

In a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets at Citi Field, a half inning with no runs, no hits and just three balls put into play took 21 minutes, 44 seconds. Why has the game become to long?

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