Gameday Thread, #126: 8/24 vs. Padres

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Eric Stults
LHP, 3-2, 3.06

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Patrick Corbin
LHP, 3-2, 3.06

Another day, another left-handed rookie starter - that's three games in a row now for Arizona. Boring! Of course, the rookie pitchers have done us proud this season. According to Stats Inc, we have 21 wins from them this year, which trails only Oakland in the majors for this category. It's also the most in team history since 2005, which had the same number: probably not going to catch 2003, when we apparently had 39. I suspect that's mostly due to Oscar Villarreal and Stephen Randolph combining for 18 wins, despite only making one start between them.

One factoid about this series. Since the start of the last set against the Padres, in early July, they actually have a better record than the D-backs: they've gone 26-20, we're 25-22. So don't take this one lightly. Line-up and stuff after the jump. But to save you looking - no, still without Justin Upton, whose hamstring is getting one more day of rest. Willie Bloomquist also appears to have suffered a back setback, if you see what I mean, so he hasn't been activated off the DL.

  1. Chris Young CF
  2. Aaron Hill 2B
  3. Jason Kubel LF
  4. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Chris Johnson 3B
  7. Gerardo Parra RF
  8. Jake Elmore SS
  9. Patrick Corbin P

Old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." I was expecting this to be a slow news day for the D-backs, to the extent that I had a piece on our lack of clutchiness almost ready to post. Good job I checked Twitter: this is probably going to be the busiest day on the 'Pit since the trade deadline, or thereabouts. 'charmer on the recap, so we'll see you for that.

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