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Gameday Thread, #140: 9/5 vs. Dodgers


Dan Haren
RHP, 14-7, 3.24


Derek Lowe
RHP, 11-11, 3.69 preview [opens in new window]

Deep breath, and here we go: probably the most important series of the year for Arizona. It's just gone 6pm and I am still at work, as Mrs. SnakePit had to take the car to get the A/C repaired. I'm quite impressed it survived the whole summer, reaching September before conking out. We debated whether or not to try and survive until the weather cools, but a couple of days of 2/55 air-conditioning [two windows down, driving at 55mph...] convinced us otherwise.

There's really not much more I can add about tonight's game. We all know how crucial it is: we all know how much we need our starters to get back into the groove again over the weekend. We need to take advantage of every chance, score early, keep Mandy in check and take the (undoubtedly loud and raucous) Chavez Ravine crowd out of things. It's not going to be easy, but if we don't take at least one of the next three games, we don't deserve to be in the playoffs - it's basically as simple as that.

I hope to be home close to first-pitch, but feel free to start without me. All together now: BEAT...EL...AY... BEAT...EL...AY... BEAT...EL...AY... BEAT...EL...AY...