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Gameday Thread, #114: 8/10 vs. Brewers

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Barry Enright
RHP, 3-2, 2.81











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Manny Parra
LHP, 3-9, 5.67




Another day, another left-handed starter to face. Parra has pitched pretty well against the Diamondbacks - in three starts facing Arizona, dating back to June 2008, he has allowed two runs in 19 innings, with 20 K's over that time. However, he's only 1-0, with the D-backs having one both the no-decisions - one was the famous game at Chase where we scored six runs in the ninth to walk-off, without a batter being retired. Kinda puts last night's comeback into some perspective, doesn't it?

  1. Chris Young CF
  2. Kelly Johnson 2B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Adam LaRoche 1B
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Mark Reynolds 3B
  7. Stephen Drew SS
  8. Rusty Ryal LF
  9. Barry Enright RHP

Enright certainly has the edge in unfamiliarity, but the current Diamondbacks haven't exactly set the world alight when facing Parra. Collectively, they are an underwhelming 4-for-42 - and half those hits were by Ryan Church, who isn't even in the line-up tonight. The starting line-up are 2-for-31 with no extra-base hits. However, the rest of the league seems to be having less trouble with Parra - he has one quality start in his last eight outing, owning an ERA of 7.63 over that time, with opponents hitting .320 off him.

Last night was a bit of an offensive outburst by Arizona, especially on the road. The seven runs we scored was well above the road average of 4.1 per game - though we had only scored four by the end of regulation. Good to see us taking advantage of walks, with three of the six free passes we obtained coming around to score, providing two of the game-winning runs in the tenth. More of that will certainly help extend the winning streak, but we'll also need to do a better job of solving Parra.