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Gameday Thread, #24: 4/29 vs Giants

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Juan Cruz, RHP (0-0, 3.00)
Brad Hennessey, RHP (2-0, 2.70)

I know we like puns here, so we should be in fertile territory here as Juan Cruz makes his first start for Arizona, and his first since 2003. If he strikes people out: "Cruz missile". If he doesn't walk many: "Cruz control". If he gives up a bloop hit, will they call it a a "Cruz chip"? But I'm sure you can come up with much better ones than those...

We need to bounce back from a nasty slapping received last night at the Giants' hands, and with Cruz likely on a pitch count of around 70 pitches, will be looking to the relief corps to hold up their end of the deal. So, will we see Russ Ortiz coming out of the bullpen this afternoon for his first non-start since 2000? Could make for interesting times.

Around for the first hour or so - should be enough to see what Cruz does - then off to work for me.