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Gameday Thread, #78 vs. Cardinals

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Dontrelle Willis
RHP, 1-0, 4.67


Adam Wainwright
RHP, 10-5, 2.47

"I can't try to be too fine. I just have to hit the target. Everybody's been asking, but I just have to do it. You can say whatever you want, but I just have to do it. I have to be aggressive. I have to hit the target. I'm going to do it."
-- Dontrelle Willis

Pardon me if I - and everyone else who witnessed his seven walks for seven outs performance last time he took the mound - treat the above pronouncement with a great deal of skepticism until we actually see it.

Line-up after the jump

  1. Kelly Johnson 2B
  2. Tony Abreu SS
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Miguel Montero C
  5. Adam LaRoche 1B
  6. Mark Reynolds 3B
  7. Gerardo Parra LF
  8. Cole Gillespie CF
  9. Dontrelle Willis LHP

Is it significant that I go into this game with no higher hopes than, "Let's see if we can avoid embarrassing ourselves this evening"? Stephen Drew still out, for the second consecutive game, and Gillespie gets to start in center, giving Chris Young a day off.