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Gameday Thread, #18: 4/25 vs. Phillies


Kyle Kendrick
LHP, 0-0, 7.24


Rodrigo Lopez
RHP, 1-0, 3.50

After both team's have got surprisingly-good outings from their #6 starters, it's the rubber game of the series. I thought we were certain to win, when I saw "K. Kendrick" was the starter for the Phillies. However, turns out it's not the head honcho of our franchise taking the mound. Curses.

Line-ups after the jump, and not much more since it's close to first pitch.

  1. Kelly Johnson 2B
  2. Stephen Drew SS
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Mark Reynolds 3B
  5. Adam LaRoche 1B
  6. Chris Young CF
  7. Gerardo Parra LF
  8. John Hester C
  9. Rodrigo Lopez RHP

Chris Snyder gets a day off, with Hester behind the dish. Otherwise, same as usual. We need to take lessons from Washington in how to deal with the Phillies' starter: in his first two starts, he allowed 11 runs in 5.2 innings of work - but then pitched eight shutout frames against the Braves.

Stop me if I am wrong, but I believe it is a kishirecap this evening, and checking Twitter, I see that with impeccable co-ordination, his Google calendar alert has kicked in. I love technology. May be aboutish, writing a review of Police Women of Maricopa County.

[kishi adds] Again, the Diamondbacks take the field in the third match of the series, looking for a series win. They'll face off against Kyle Kendrick, who has shown two very, very different sides in starts this season- will we go up against the guy who allowed 11 earned runs in 5.2 innings in his first two starts, or will we have to try to get to the guy who went 8 scoreless against the Nationals last time out? I don't know if we get a vote, but I say we go with the first one.

Meanwhile, we'll counter the villainy of Two-Face Kendrick with Rodrigo "The Green Lantern" Lopez. Lopez is looking to build on his strong outing against the Cardinals where he held them to 2 runs in 7 innings, though he took a no decision.