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Gameday Thread, #79: 7/2 vs Reds


Doug Davis
LHP, 3-8, 3.28


Aaron Harang
RHP, 5-8, 3.95

Get your Sausage McMuffin and your caffeinated beverage of choice, because it's time for breakfast baseball - a day game on the East coast means that first pitch takes place at the time most of us in Arizona will be stretching, yawning and thinking about beginning the day. At least I won't have to worry about staying up late in order to write the recap, since I should be able to have it done in my lunch-break.

Rubber game of the series, which has so far been dominated by starting pitching, with only Arroyo's performance in the opener blotting an otherwise almost impeccable copybook as far as that goes. Doug Davis goes out there, knowing that so far, the only way to get the W, is pitching shutout baseball: one run has been enough to doom him otherwise. It's a startling record, which generates a new fun stat each time. Here's todays: Davis currently has an ERA+ of 139: only one pitcher in the past 20 years has had that good a season and a Win% of below .400 - Jim Abbott, who went 7-15 for the 1992 Angels, with a 2.77 ERA. Doug's Win% is currently .273.

Anyway, no idea what the line-up is going to be at this point. I'm writing this at 10pm and scheduling it to hit the Internet some time before I hit consciousness. I'm sure someone more awake than I will fill in the blanks...


  1. Feiipe Lopez 2B
  2. Stephen Drew SS
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Mark Reynolds 3B
  5. Gerardo Parra CF
  6. Miguel Montero C
  7. Chad Tracy 1B
  8. Alex Romero LF
  9. Doug Davis P

Looks like I'm the only mod awake enough yet. :-) Young sits, which is interesting: I wonder if he is still having an issue with his groin? Romero gets the start in LF, with Parra moving over to CF.