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Snake Bytes 9/2: Perfect Start (to September)

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One day and two games are already in the book for September, with the Diamondbacks going 2-0 in those affairs. With only 33 days left in the season, the Diamondbacks are three games behind the pace to save Tony La Russa's heart.

Quick Quotes

"[Miguel Castro] was having trouble throwing strikes, so I figured he would come with a fastball there 2-1, and he left it right over the middle of the plate. Luckily, I didn't miss it."

-Phil Gosselin

"It was really good to have nothing going and then all of a sudden find something late in the game like that and get the win."

-A.J. Pollock

"We need to see everyone we can to make decisions on next season on who our guys are."

-Chip Hale

It Happened Last Night

Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 4

Patrick Corbin had another strong outing and Phil Gosselin provided his first home run, a three-run shot in the seventh, to put away Colorado in the first game of a day-night double-header.

Recap

By the Numbers

Related: Goldschmidt hits into triple play.

Bonus Baseball

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3

A.J. Pollock joined Paul Goldschmidt in hitting go-ahead home runs while also keeping the pressure on for the team lead in batting average (Goldschmidt currently leads .322 to .321), as the Diamondbacks swept both games of the double-header.

Recap

By the Numbers

Diamondbacks Digest


Drury's Audition Creating a Good Problem

With Jake Lamb, Nick Ahmed, and Chris Owings already manning the infield as starters and Phil Gosselin returning from the DL to fill in the utility infielder slot, Brandon Drury's September call-up makes for a crowded infield. Given how many of those names come up in trade conversations with other teams, this month could be very important for all of them.

Related: Drury Crowding the Infield Creates Competition


Ziegler Fatiguing

Count Brad Ziegler among those who have felt the toll of this long stretch of games so late in the season.