clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Gameday Thread, #7: 4/11 vs. Rockies

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Cook (0-1, 3.86)
Hernandez (1-0, 1.80)

It's the home opener for Arizona, and you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja-vu, as we face the same opponents, as we did last week - and the same starting pitchers as last Wednesday's contest also face off. There, Hernandez and the Diamondbacks came out on top with a 4-2 victory, and it'd be sweet if El Duque was as effective this time.

The Rockies, however, had a very satisfactory set of games in San Diego, sweeping the NL West champions, and setting a new Petco record for runs scored in a series. Which is kinda odd, given how our series flirted with being the lowest-scoring one in Coors history before the finale. Let's hope this is a testament to the fine job done by our pitching in Denver.

Nils Lofgren is singing the National Anthem before tonight's game. No word on whether he'll be setting his guitar on fire to go along with this. The first pitch is being thrown out by Jason Kurtz. Jason who? Jason Kurtz. Feel-good story of the season, so far, though it does kinda read like Paola Boivin is nominating Jeff Moorad for canonization. "Look! He cured cancer!" But even if he did, that would barely counterbalance the Russ Ortiz signing, which must surely be considered the work of...could it be, Satan? :-)

Anyway, I won't be around for the game, since it's Impact Zone Wrestling tonight, with former WWE superstar Train, taking on our heavyweight champion, Lawrence 'XXX' Tyler. It's been getting steadily more packed in there, and unlike the D'backs, we're anticipating a sellout tonight, which we're delighted to see. Should be fun, though I am, of course, sorry to miss the official opening of Chase Field. I'm not sure how active the Gameday threads will be today or tomorrow [when we'll be at the game], but I look forward to reading about it when I get home.