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Gameday Thread, #83: 7/6 vs. Padres

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Walter Silva
RHP, 0-2, 8.86











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Jon Garland
RHP, 4-8, 4.81




At least we won't have to worry about Scott Hairston coming back to bite us, as he was traded to the A's for three minor-leaguers. However, according to Ken Rosenthal, Oakland "tried to obtain him from the Diamondbacks two years ago." So, if there were at least two teams interested in him, how the heck did we not get more than Leo Rosales? Hairston leaves San Diego with an OPS+ in his time there of 131 - rather more than we've got from anyone in our outfield during the past three seasons...


Anyway, one less reason to worry about the Padres - which, in the absence of evil Chris Young and Jake Peavy, basically leaves us with Adrian Gonzalez. He should have been the starting 1B in the All-Star Game, for my money. Looking at the pitching match-up would seem to seriously favor us, especially when you learn Silva's ERA is despite three of his five starts being in Petco. However, Garland's struggles at Chase have been well-documented, with a 7.51 ERA at home. Still, he has done better of late, with his June starts in Phoenix returning an ERA of 4.73 in 13.1 innings. I fancy us to take this one and run the win streak to three. But I'm always an optimist...


Audio clippage on the ongoing ripples of Reynolds' comments, with reaction from both Mark and AJ Hinch:


Audio courtesy of KTAR 620


Line-up


  1. Felipe Lopez 2B

  2. Stephen Drew SS

  3. Justin Upton RF

  4. Mark Reynolds 3B

  5. Miguel Montero C

  6. Gerardo Parra LF

  7. Tony Clark 1B

  8. Chris Young CF

  9. Jon Garland P