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Gameday Thread, #56: 6/1 vs. Marlins


Javier Vazquez
RHP, 3-4, 6.02


Daniel Hudson
RHP, 6-5, 4.12

I wonder if Javier Vazquez plays Words With Friends. I bet he'd be really good at it. Anyway, a bizarre start time for the Diamondbacks this afternoon, with first pitch scheduled for 4:40pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Not sure what the purpose was behind that, it'll they want to give the Marlins something of a getaway day, just not too much. As long as we give them something of a defeat too, I'm not too bothered when the game starts.

  1. Ryan Roberts 3B
  2. Kelly Johnson 2B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Stephen Drew SS
  5. Chris Young CF
  6. Miguel Montero C
  7. Juan Miranda 1B
  8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. Daniel Hudson RHP

Certainly, looking at the pitching match-up, this is a game the Diamondbacks should win. With Timmeh going for the Giants in St. Louis, that makes it more likely to be a game they must win, if they want to stay in first. But Vazquez has been better of late: he shut out the Rays for seven and allowed two runs in six against the Dodgers. Those kind of outings have been more the exception than the norm, and Hudson, 6-1 with a 3.21 ERA in his past seven starts, has consistently been better.

The A-line-up is certainly in operation for the Diamondbacks today, so one hopes there will be a matching A-result, and we'll continue to lead the NL West as we move into June.