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Gameday Thread, #69: 6/19 vs. Tigers


Edwin Jackson
RHP, 3-6, 5.18


Rick Porcello
RHP, 4-6, 6.09

"When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater."
-- George Bernard Shaw

Not exactly sure what he is trying to say, but I'm a big fan of My Fair Lady, so George gets a pass from me. The 2010 Detroit-Arizona Reunion Tour - not supported by Hall & Oates, I imagine - continues this evening in Detroit. It'll be a 'Skinsrecap, after more trading than you'll see at the NFL Draft. He was originally scheduled to do last Sunday, but swapped that one with soco, who was on duty tomorrow. However, it's Father's Day tomorrow, and I've got a BBQ tonight, while my father is 5,000 miles away - so I'm doing Sunday, and 'Skins is covering this evening.

I trust you are all appropriately confused now. Line-up and things after the jump.

  1. Kelly Johnson 2b
  2. Stephen Drew ss
  3. Justin Upton rf
  4. Miguel Montero dh
  5. Chris Young cf
  6. Adam LaRoche 1b
  7. Mark Reynolds 3b
  8. Gerardo Parra lf
  9. Chris Snyder c
    + Edwin Jackson rhp

Reynolds back in the line-up, so we'll see if he can do any better, especially against a pitcher who has been not very impressive this season. Chris Snyder is the "effective" DH today, being the player added to the line-up - offensively, should be a step-up over Augie Ojeda. According to Nick Piecoro, this afternoon Dontrelle Willis "stormed into Tigers clubhouse and [had] the whole room roaring with laughter. I've never seen an opposing player actually inside the other clubhouse just hanging out."

Not sure quite how I feel about this kind of fraternization. Hang out with your mates after the series is over: even if your start has happened, they are still the opposition - especially when your team hasn't won a game on the road in over a month. But maybe it's just me. Won't be about for much of this, which is really an ongoing theme for these East coast games during my work-week. For the Diamondbacks, it's a case of win or die don't.