Quotes of the Day
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This Corbin dude is pretty nasty!</p>— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealCJ10/status/334516906545532930">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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“I was able to make pitches when I had to, get double plays, and our defense is awesome. They’ve been turning plays like that all year.”
- Patrick Corbin on the Diamondbacks' stellar infield defense
“We were just coming inside and just wanted to keep him off balance. He had a couple walks and I got him on his last at-bat, but that’s what you’ve got to do, you’ve just got to keep him off balance for as a good of a hitter he is.”
- Corbin on pitching to Justin Upton
Pat Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks blank the Atlanta Braves to snap 3-game skid
It seems like anytime Corbin takes the mound, the D-Backs just win. If Matt Harvey weren't having a similarly dominant year in New York (Location. Location. Location.) the internet would be fawning over Patrick Corbin.
Diamondbacking your way into your best lineup - Baseball Nation
Diamondbacking [verb] 1. To take the most circuitous and convoluted route in making a decision; ultimately making the correct decision despite the team's best efforts to do otherwise.
Pat Corbin dominates again; D-Backs limit Justin Upton; farm report; & other stuff | Insiders
Some good tidbits on Corbin's hot start here.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt gets sweet spot
On Goldschmidt demanding respect from pitchers these days.
Arizona Diamondbacks injury issues threaten to derail season
16.7% of the Diamondbacks' payroll is on the DL. There is still no concrete date for Aaron Hill's return.
Around the League
Baseball Prospectus | The Lineup Card: 10 Interesting Excerpts from Scouting Reports
Some excerpts from old scouting reports, most of which are laughably wrong. Derek Jeter looks like an old Didi Gregorious.
The worst baseball writing of the month - Baseball Nation
Rob Neyer skewers Dan Shaughnessy's column from earlier this month in which he fabricated PED rumors about David Ortiz.
Hoarding prospects and being horrible with the Houston Astros - Grantland
A long and insightful article on the shrewdness of the Astros' draft strategy.
Gerardo Parra's Infield Double
Cue up some Benny Hill music for that one.