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Gameday Thread, #115: 8/12 vs. Mets

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Oliver Perez
LHP, 2-3, 6.38

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Jon Garland
RHP, 6-10, 4.33

Last hurrah for New York and Arizona this season, and the series has gone a great deal better for the Diamondbacks than most previous series against the Mets. We enter the final game with victory already in the bag, and Jon Garland has a chance to give us a sweep - a win here, would also give the Diamondbacks a better overall record than the $150m Mets. Yeah, and you thought our season was bad...

Garland was imperial the last time he faced the Mets, on the 2nd of this month, pitching a complete game and allowing only two runs as he took the win. Perez didn't suck, continuing a no-decision trend for the Mets starters in this series, allowing two earned runs in five innings. However, he did walk five batters, and we should really have done a great deal more against him. Hopefully, we can make up for that today: taking six of seven from the Mets would be highly satisfactory.

  1. Trent Oeltjen, RF
  2. Augie Ojeda SS
  3. Ryan Roberts LF
  4. Mark Reynolds 3B
  5. Gerardo Parra CF
  6. Chris Snyder C
  7. Rusty Ryal 2B
  8. Josh Whitesell 1B
  9. Jon Garland P

Trivia note. Four of our position players - Snyder, Reynolds, Parra and Ryal - all got a hit in their first major-league at-bat. Wonder if that's some kind of record. Obviously, with it being a day-game, won't be about for much, but I'll pop in around lunchtime.