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SnakeBytes 9/1: Labour Day

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It's a holiday for some reason so watch some baseball, eat some food, and enjoy your day off!

Who didn't tell the new rules about not hitting home runs?
Who didn't tell the new rules about not hitting home runs?
Ralph Freso

Quotables

It started with attacking guys with the fastball. My arm felt good, had kind of a week off. My arm felt really good from the get-go, so [I] just had confidence.

My pitches play good for those guys. I'm able to kind of pound the strike zone, get outs early in the count and I've just had good success against those guys. The defense played really good behind me.

- Chase Anderson on his performance against the Rockies on Sunday

You've been here before and you ended up just fine. It's the same game. You're going to struggle. It's how you bounce back from that. That's kind of what he was getting at.

- Jake Lamb recounts AA manager Andy Green's advice

Daily D-backs

D-backs back Anderson to take series win | MLB.com ARI Recap
Chase Anderson has been remarkably consistent against the Rockies this year. Consistently good, that is. Anderson on Sunday afternoon helped lead the D-backs past the Rockies, 6-2, at Chase Field to win the series.

Cahill counters Ross in NL West matchup | MLB.com Preview
Right-hander Trevor Cahill's streak of five straight quality starts came to an end his last time out. For most pitchers, that's a stretch to be proud of. For Padres right-hander Tyson Ross, that's chump change. Ross enters Monday's series opener against the D-backs riding a streak of 13 consecutive quality starts. That's good for a team record and opponents are hitting .207 against him across that span.

Diamondbacks reinstate pitcher Daniel Hudson, outfielder Cody Ross
The Diamondbacks reinstated right-hander Daniel Hudson and outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list on Monday, the day rosters expanded across the majors.

Diamondbacks committed to limiting pitcher Chase Anderson's workload
When right-hander Chase Anderson was called up in mid-May, Corbin offered him some advice — take it easy with your throwing between starts and save your bullets for September. Anderson took it to heart, and the Diamondbacks hope it keeps the 26-year-old fresh for the final month of the season.

Sluggish starts nothing new to rookie Jake Lamb | dbacks.com
The Diamondbacks had just faced a dominant Stephen Strasburg in Washington when rookie third baseman Jake Lamb received a text from his former manager in Double-A. Lamb's first 11 games in the big leagues hadn't gone well, but Mobile manager Andy Green wanted to remind him of something.

For major league hitters, .280 is the new .300 | azcentral.com
Those who enjoy scouring baseball box scores to check on the progress of .300 hitters don't have to scour for long these days. As you might figure, they are another victim in this era of declining offense.

Around the MLB

Marcus Stroman has a filthy two=seam fastball

Aaron Sanchez also has a filthy 2-seamer

Marcell Ozuna gets called for intentional grounding

Video: Cano's slick defense | MLB.com
8/30/14: Robinson Cano is so gosh darn nonchalant.

Rubber baseball semifinals game ends after fifty innings | yakyubaka.com
Three-day pitch count and hit breakdown:
Chukyo: Taiga Matsui (松井大河) - 635 pitches, 161
BF Sotoku: Jukiya Ishioka (石岡樹輝弥) - 617 pitches, 164 BF