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Gameday Thread, #149: 9/15 vs. Giants


Brad Hennessey
RHP, 1-1, 9.64


Doug Davis
LHP, 6-8, 4.53 preview [opens in new window]

I have to go and get my hair cut, so this will be a quickie. The 2008 season, which held so much potential for the Diamondbacks less than a month ago, is now limping along on life-support. I am waiting for the merciful moment when even the most optimistic of players no longer needs to bother with platitudes about "grinding it out" and "just having to win our own games" - the way we've been playing, that could happen by the end of this week.

Tonight it's Hennessey vs. Davis in a match-up so thrilling, our concierge at work couldn't even give away tickets for tonight's contest at Chase. Hennessey must be wishing he could play Arizona every time: in his first major-league start since 2006 last week, he allowed one run over six innings, on just four hits. Davis extended his sequence of good-but-not-great outings as part of the same series against the Giants, and has now alternated between two and three runs with strict precision for his last six starts. Three earned runs it will be, then.

Should be about for most of this - once I've been sheared anyway, which will hopefully allow me to see the game with a whole new clarity, untroubled by fringe concerns. Let's hope the Diamondbacks do too, though after the 2-for-35 clutch abomination which was the Reds series, I am pretty sure things can't get much worse. Cue Hennessey's no-hitter...