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"I just felt like I had a good grip on the ball, I could really manipulate it when I needed to, to get a little sink to it. You want to get more run than sink. I was able to do different things. You get a little bit more moisture there. Your hand feels better on the ball. You have a better feel for the ball."
-Chase Anderson on his strong outing
"I saw Dave kind of getting in the middle there, saw the throw and went," Pollock said. "It's a good chance, good try right there. I wanted to get the best jump I could. I knew no matter what they would have to make a good throw. It was definitely worth getting out there and cheating a little bit. Morse had the ball. It worked out."
-A.J. Pollock on his steal of home
"They're looking at him with his recovery after the last outing. I think we're going to give him a little more time off this time and pitch him. His next outing will be out with an affiliate, but I think it's going to be a little bit later than we thought it was going to be. We'd rather give him more time now than have to give him more time later."
-Chip Hale on Patrick Corbin
It Happened Last Night
Chase Anderson had the best start of his young career, surrendering only one run in eight plus innings while the offense put the pedal to the metal, swiping seven bases, including a swipe of home by A.J. Pollock. Four Diamondbacks had multi-hit nights, including Ahmed who extended his hitting streak to six games and Tomas who has now had multiple hits in each of his last five outings.
With his three steals Wednesday evening, A.J. Pollock became the first player in team history to record steals of second, third, and home all in the same game. For those looking for water-cooler stats, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb both did it four times a piece - in ONE inning.
Count Tony La Russa among the doubters in Miami's approach to filling the field manager vacancy.
The recovering left-hander will be given more time between outings to recover strength and velocity.
Bartolo Colon, the subject of more than a few laughable gifs made history in a good way last night, making it to 481/3 innings without surrendering a walk, breaking the record set by Bret Saberhagen in 1994 (when he had more wins than walks on the season).
Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs covers a unique approach to identifying potential impact outliers in the draft.