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SnakeBytes 9/2: Labour Day

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When will this season be over?
When will this season be over?
Christian Petersen


"I felt all right, I just wasn't really locating anything and left some pitches up. I had a chance to get out of it in the one inning where they scored three but left the breaking ball up. I just wasn't executing my pitches that well today."

Patrick Corbin

"You can't pin the loss on Patrick Corbin today. We didn't pitch very well after that. We didn't have a very good approach on these guys, and they hit some good pitches, to be fair. They pitched well against us."

Kirk Gibson

Dbacks Daily

Corbin, D-backs drop series finale with Giants | FoxSportsArizona
Patrick Corbin has pitched as well as anyone this year, and to expect that to continue every game for the rest of his career isn't feasible. There will be games like this where he is hittable, but the offense and bullpen would need to step up and help him. They didn't yesterday.

Patrick Corbin struggles in loss to the San Francisco Giants |
So much can change over the length of a baseball season that when this one began nobody was expecting much out of Patrick Corbin, but now that it’s winding down, it’s hard not to wonder if something’s wrong when he doesn’t perform.

Location, not fatigue, the issue for D-backs' Corbin | FoxSportsArizona
Patrick Corbin entered the sixth month of his first full major league season Sunday, a long haul for even the most veteran of major leaguers. And while Corbin said several times after an 8-2 loss to the Giants that it is location, not fatigue, that has caused him to struggle in his last two starts, the Diamondbacks have talked about going to a six-man rotation in September to save some of his innings for next season.

Corbin struggles in D-backs' loss to Giants |
With All-Star Patrick Corbin on the mound and a 28-year-old journeyman in Yusmeiro Petit opposing him, the D-backs must've felt good about their chances Sunday to take the rubber match of their series against the Giants. But just like it always seems, journeymen do extremely well against this team.

Rare birds: D-backs host interleague set with Jays | FoxSportsArizona
The Diamondbacks will play their final interleague series of the season against the Blue Jays beginning Monday, and pardon the D-backs if advance scout Mark Weidemaier and the coaching staff spent have done a little extra cramming. The teams have played only three series, nine games, in the Diamondbacks' first 15 seasons, most recently in 2010. That series at Chase Field was one for the souvenir chasers.

Blue Jays out to cool playoff hopes in the desert |
The D-backs have quite a bit of ground to make up over the final four weeks of the regular season, as they hunt for one of two National League Wild Card spots. Arizona enters its series with the Blue Jays with a six-game deficit for the second Wild Card held by the Reds.

Breaking down the fall leaguers; farm report; & other stuff |
Rosters for the Arizona Fall League were announced last week, with the Diamondbacks sending six players to the Salt River Rafters. (That number will soon be seven with the addition of another pitcher, but the club isn’t ready to announce that yet.) To get some insight on them, we turned to farm director Mike Bell. Here’s what he had to say about each.

Today in Baseball

Listen, I know this is a Giants fan. But we all could learn a thing or two about unselfishness from him.