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Gameday Thread, #84: 7/7/

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Ryan Dempster
RHP, 6-7, 3.54

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Edwin Jackson
RHP, 6-6, 4.74

So, it has come to this, has it? Hoping against hope that we might avoid a sweep at the hands of the Cubs. Not quite the way we were hoping to storm into July, is it? However, there is some good news: I don't have to do the recap tonight, it being an Azreouscap. The past few have been such depressing endeavors - much though I enjoyed the one in the style of HP Lovecraft - that the prospect of not having to pay any attention to the team for a night comes as a blessed relief.

Line-up and (not very many) details after the jump.

  1. Chris Young CF
  2. Kelly Johnson 2B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Miguel Montero C
  5. Mark Reynolds 3B
  6. Adam LaRoche 1B
  7. Stephen Drew SS
  8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. Edwin Jackson RHP

We missed Dempster back when we played the Cubs in Chicago, but hit him pretty well during the two games we saw him in 2009 - ten earned runs in eleven innings of work. The bad news is, the Cubs hit Jackson around pretty well when they saw him in May: eight earned runs in only four innings of work. Ouch.

Here's a snippet that missed SnakeBytes going to press. Baseball America reports, "Venezuelan center fielder Yorman Garcia has agreed to terms with the Diamondbacks for a six-figure bonus. Garcia, a 16-year-old righthanded hitter from Caracas, is one of the best athletes in Latin America, a plus-plus runner and a line-drive hitter with a wiry, projectable body." Between this and Wagner Mateo, seems that we may be mining the Latin territories for position players a bit more than we have previously.

Probably not going to be about tonight. There's only so much torture a man can take...