Gameday Thread, #130: 8/28 vs. Reds

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Johnny Cueto
RHP, 16-6, 2.47

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Wade Miley
LHP, 14-8, 2.80

Just trying to figure out hoe many starts Miley might have left in the season, get a handle on how many wins he could end up with. He has 13 wins in 22 starts, and there are 32 games left after tonight, which would mean seven, including this evening, if the team sticks to a strict five-man rotation. Three wins would seem to be entirely doable in seven outings, if he maintains his current level of performance. but even 17 wins would not be enough to "guarantee" him Rookie of the Year. Edinson Volquez went 17-6, coincidentally, for the Reds, and finished fourth; he wasn't even the top-ranked pitcher, which went to Jair Jurrjens.

Best just keep winning for new, eh, Wade? Though if the offense wouldn't mind doing their part, it'd be appreciated. BattleMoses on the recap, hopefully ending the four-game losing streak, though Cueto blanked us for six innings in July, and has a career 1.45 ERA in five starts against the Diamondbacks.

  1. Gerardo Parra CF
  2. Aaron Hill 2B
  3. Jason Kubel LF
  4. Justin Upton RF
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Chris Johnson 1B
  7. Ryan Wheeler 3B
  8. John McDonald SS
  9. Wade Miley P

I'm so confused. No Goldschmidt starting at 1B? It's the first time since July 22 he hasn't been there. It just seems... weird. Which is a bit remarkable, given he has only been with the team for a year, and was splitting playing time for a good chunk of that. It says a lot about how much Goldzilla has become a crucial part of the Diamondbacks.

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