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Gameday Thread, #122: 8/20 vs. Phillies


Doug Davis
LHP, 7-10, 3.59


Joe Blanton
RHP, 7-6, 3.88

Arizona is on its longest losing streak since the end of June when the Rangers and Angels beat us five games in a row, part of a spell where we lost eight of nine. But this current run may be worse, since we at least played competitively in the previous streak - five of the eight defeats there were by one run. In the current bleak stretch we've been outscored 31-9, losing every game by four or more runs. To match that, you've got to go all the way back to June 2006, when the Phillies and Mets clubbed us in six straight, by a total score of 54-13.

To end the run, we turn to Doug Davis, who has been close to our best starter since the All-Star break - his 4.19 ERA is slightly higher than Garland's 4.17 mark, but Davis has a 3-1 record, compared to Garland's 1-3]. Doug has rolled out five quality starts in a row, despite 18 walks in 32 innings over that time. We'll be hoping that continues, but we could also do with the offense being revived - it's apparently sitting next to Ted Williams' head in a cryotank up in Scottsdale. Over six games since the start of the Dodgers series, we've scored a total of seventeen runs and posted a line of .191/.236/.330 - a .566 OPS in 211 PA's.


  1. Stephen Drew SS

  2. Ryan Roberts 2B

  3. Gerardo Parra LF

  4. Mark Reynolds 3B

  5. Miguel Montero C

  6. Chad Tracy 1B

  7. Trent Oeltjen CF

  8. Alex Romero RF

  9. Doug Davis P