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Gameday Thread, #82: 6/29 vs. Marlins


Dan Haren
RHP, 8-4, 3.04


Scott Olsen
LHP, 4-4, 3.44 preview [opens in new window]

I hope you have your caffeinated beverage of choice ready for this one, since it begins at a crisp hour, especially for a Sunday morning. If I do not actually sound highly-caffeinated, that would be because I am actually writing this about twelve hours before any of you are seeing it. So, apologies if I seem somewhat disconnected. i am about to go lie down, watch a movie and then curl up with Mrs. SnakePit for a solid eight hours, rather than get ready to watch any baseball.

Haren has been our best starting pitcher in June by quite some margin, posting an ERA of 1.59 and with a 3-0 record in his five outings so far and a WHIP of just 0.76 this month. It'd be nice to get the win, and take the series, even if the best this road-trip can go is still only 3-6. The offense finally showed some signs of life yesterday, though Olsen is likely a significantly better pitcher than Miller. We did enjoy our first big inning in quite some time, and maybe - just maybe - we can do some damage today. Although, here is today's disturbing stat: the last time the Diamondbacks scored more than four runs in consecutive games was April 25-26. Ouch...