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Gameday Thread, #132: 8/30 vs. Padres

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Wade LeBlanc
LHP, 8-11, 3.86











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Joe Saunders
LHP, 1-4, 5.21




Hang on, didn't we just face the Padres? Who do they think they are, playing us so often - the Colorado Rockies? This game is a rematch of the contest last Wednesday, which didn't end well for the Diamondbacks - they were 9-2 down by the end of the fourth inning, thanks to a combination of poor defense and Saunders' ineffectiveness. However, since then they have played the Giants hard in three games, taking two of them, so we'll see if we can start this series off on the right foot.

  1. Stephen Drew SS
  2. Justin Upton RF
  3. Kelly Johnson 2B
  4. Chris Young CF
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Mark Reynolds 3B
  7. Rusty Ryal 1B
  8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. Joe Saunders P

Curious that we sit LaRoche, close to our hottest hitter for the month (it's him or Drew), and leave Parra to start against a left-hander. Hopefully, Gerardo will do something good, to prove that this wasn't a mistake. Not got much more to say, except I am working on something Very Special for the off-day on Thursday. My lips are sealed as to what that might be, however. Please feel free to make wild, unsubstantiated guesses in the comments.