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Gameday Thread, #13: 4/16 vs. Giants


Barry Zito
LHP, 0-1, 5.56


Joe Saunders
LHP, 0-1, 6.00

I am not going to be about much for this battle of the underachieving left-handers! I'll be hanging out with Sid Haig and Charles Band over at the MADCAP in Tempe, for the screening of Evil Bong 3-D. [Showing at 8 and 10pm, tickets available at the door, $10, </cheapshamelessplug>] As a result, SnakeSounds and the Minor League Report will likely be up late. As in "sometime Sunday morning." And that's if I can be pried off my new toys [Kindle and Apple TV]. Yeah, somehow, Saunders vs. Zito is pretty far down my list of entertainment options tonight. Which, of course, probably means there's a no-hitter in the offing.

  1. Willie Bloomquist LF
  2. Ryan Roberts 2B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Stephen Drew SS
  5. Chris Young CF
  6. Xavier Nady 1B
  7. Miguel Montero C
  8. Melvin Mora 3B
  9. Joe Saunders LHP

Is this team building for the future or trying to contend? Because the only 1B likely to be here next season is Juan Miranda: this is the eighth game of the home-stand, and he has started just two of them. Kelly Johnson sits today as well, with Roberts getting a start at second-base instead. Miguel Montero moves back up the seventh, in between Nady and Mora. That's really posing opposing pitcher with a quandary, isn't it?

Go, D-backs....