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Gameday Thread, #72: 6/22 vs. Yankees

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Andy Pettitte
LHP, 8-2, 2.47

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Dan Haren
RHP, 7-5, 4.71

After last night's excellent win, we reconvene at Chase for another battle against the forces of ultimate evil. Having successfully bombed the Death Star last night, I guess that makes tonight The Empire Strikes Back, with Han Solo being portrayed by Andy Pettitte. I'm sure there are other parallels we could draw, but they'll have to wait, because I'm gonna add the line-up etc. from home. Please hold...

  1. Kelly Johnson, 2B .265
  2. Cole Gillespie, LF .256
  3. Stephen Drew, SS .271
  4. Justin Upton, RF .256
  5. Chris Young, CF .278
  6. Adam LaRoche, 1B .258
  7. Mark Reynolds, 3B .217
  8. Chris Snyder, C .217
  9. Dan Haren, P .425

Gillespie gets his first start since being recalled from Reno - I guess Gerardo Parra isn't quite trusted to face a left-handed starter yet - and Snyder gets to start instead of Montero, presumably for similar reasons. While we may remember Pettitte getting destroyed in Game Six, he allowed only one run over eight innings the last time he faced Arizona, a little over three years ago. Mind you,. Haren beat the Yankees the last time he faced them too, about two weeks later, when he was with Oakland.

It's a 'charmer recap, as she swapped with me for Nunsense-ical reasons, so I'll be doing Friday instead. Works for me, since I need to get off to sleep early, if I'm going to be up horrendously early to go down to the Rose and Crown to watch the USA-Algeria match. We're also going off to Toby Keith's Bar and Grill in Mesa for a wrestling show, so I may not be posting much. Hopefully, the offense will continue their solid form, and we can take the series.