Gameday Thread, #140: 9/8 vs. Giants

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Barry Zito
LHP, 8-11, 4.18

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Daniel Hudson
RHP, 4-1, 1.99

Tankapalooza 2010 standings

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB
1 Pirates 47 91 .341 -
2 Orioles 53 86 .381 5.5
3 Mariners 55 84 .396 7.5
4 D-backs 56 83 .403 8.5
5 Indians 57 82 .410 9.5
6 Royals 57 81 .413 10

As the Diamondbacks try and avoid the sweep this evening, they will be hoping for a repeat of the last time Hudson faced Zito, back on August 28. That night, they swatted Zito around, and he was lifted in the fourth, having allowed nine runs, the second-most in his entire career. They were helped by some severe wildness, as Zito walked five in 3.2 innings of work, and by Jose Guillen missing a pop-fly in right, which brought two runs home. Meanwhile, Hudson pitched smoothly, allowing two Giants runs through seven innings, on four hits. After Kennedy and Enright couldn't get us wins - for different reasons - can the remaining member of the Three Amigos do better?

  1. Stephen Drew SS
  2. Ryan Roberts LF
  3. Kelly Johnson 2B
  4. Chris Young CF
  5. Adam LaRoche 1B
  6. Mark Reynolds 3B
  7. Miguel Montero C
  8. Gerardo Parra RF
  9. Dan Hudson RHP

Reynolds is back, but no sign of Justin Upton still. With a left-hander on the mound for San Francisco, Roberts will in left rather than Brandon Allen, but Parra still gets to start in right, rather than Cole Gillespie. Still, we will not have to worry about "Fred Ricardo", who it turns out was actually our old, previously-banned "friend," AZBOMBERS - certainly explains the Upton hate. Needless to say, Fred will not be troubling us any longer. Won't be about much tonight, but will see you in the recap!

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