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Gameday Thread, #37: 5/14 vs. Cardinals

Miguel Batista, RHP (3-2, 5.05)
Chris Carpenter, RHP (3-2, 2.21)

A ripple in the rotation gets Miguel Batista the short straw, and sends him out to face Mr. Cy Young, 2005, Chris Carpenter. Not exactly the match-up you want, when you're trying to avoid being swept on the road. But who can say? So far, we've faced Jake Peavy, Greg Maddux, and fellow 5-0 man Bronson Arroyo, and send them all packing. Hope springs eternal, even after the right pasting we received on Saturday.

Even if we lose, this still might make for an interesting start, since the last time Batista played in St. Louis, he got into a fight with Tino Martinez - perhaps the most memorable of the very few brawls in D'backs history. I guess, if we're going to get swept, then what the hell, might as well go down swinging. And what better way to celebrate Mother's Day than a good, old-fashioned punch-up?