Spring Training Games #6 (again!) Gameday Thread

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The forecast gives a much lower chance of rain this afternoon than it did in the morning, so hopefully it won't be such a precipitation cluster as we saw yesterday, as we take on San Francisco in Scottsdale. This one's on the radio.

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Wade Miley
LHP, 0-0, N/A
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Tim Hudson
RHP, 0-0, N/A

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. Gerardo Parra, RF
  2. Martin Prado,DH
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Eric Chavez, 3B
  5. Mark Trumbo, LF
  6. Miguel Montero, C
  7. Didi Gregorius, SS
  8. A.J. Pollock, CF
  9. Cliff Pennington, 2B
    + Miley, Andrew Chafin, David Hernandez, Will Harris, Matt Stites, R.J. Hively, Adam Russell and Charles Brewer

Something I didn't quite cram in to SnakeBytes this morning, but wanted to mention. Gibson's thoughts on the batting order. "Goldschmidt will all but certainly hit third, and Gibson might choose to slide Trumbo to fifth or sixth so that there would be runners on base for Trumbo. "One of the thoughts is to split them up a little bit, because you would think Goldy would clean a lot of the runs up, so you want to have multiple opportunities," Gibson said." Not that I ever gave it very much credence, but so much for the whole "Trumbo will protect Goldschmidt" theory. Especially when there's a right-hander on the mound, like today, looks like that job belongs to Eric Chavez.

With regard to Archie Bradley, whose start was rained out entirely last night, he will instead take the mound tomorrow, in the night-cap of another split-squad double-bill at Salt River Fields, against the Colorado Rockies. Brandon McCarthy works the day game against the Angels, which will be a chance for most of us to watch the game, since it's being aired on Fox Sports One. In case you're wondering, the 12th might be a day to keep an eye on; there's a double-header that day too, and it's conveniently ten days before the Australia games. Might be whoever pitches there, ends up starting in Sydney. Or it might not. :)

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