Gameday Thread, ST #1+2: 3/3 Split Squad vs. Giants/Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Fans gather to watch the inaugural game at the new Salt River Fields between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields on February 26, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

I think it'd be kind of amusing if major-league occasionally had split-squad games for a team. You'd have to figure out how to divide up your roster in order to play two simultaneous games. Do you put all your best players in one squad, or spread them out - if the latter, how would you break the team down? It'd certainly require more emphasis on player depth, that's for sure, but I dread to think what running a GDT would be like, especially if they were on at the same time. Probably very confusing and chaotic, so no change there...

Anyhoo. This is the first time I recall us starting our spring-training with a pair of games on the same day. Half the squad will be at Salt River Fields to face the Rockies, and the other half go to Scottsdale for the Giants. One game is on the radio, and I imagine MLB Game Day will be kicking into high gear as well, so those'll be the main avenues for following today's action. Line-ups, scheduled pitchers, etc. are after the jump.

vs. Rockies vs. Giants
Bloomquist SS
Hill 2B
Kubel LF
Goldschmidt 1B
Blum DH
Parra RF
Davidson 3B
Blanco C
Pollock CF
Roberts 3B
McDonald SS
Upton RF
Montero C
Young CF
Overbay 1B
Schmidt DH
Krauss LF
Ryal 2B

"Card subject to change," as they say. The pitchers for the Rockies in particular, with the departure of Tyler Skaggs for the day. The listing as posted by Steve Gilbert, included someone called "C. Jack", and I am really not sure who that is as well. Cue someone going, "Obviously, that's ______", and me looking suitably shamefaced. There'll be a packed house at Salt River Fields, and probably close to a full one at Scottsdale Stadium, with it looking like a very pleasant day for baseball in the Phoenix area.

Man, it's good to see the boys back in action!

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