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Gameday Thread, #65: 6/11 vs. Marlins


Ian Kennedy
RHP, 6-2, 3.01


Javier Vazquez
RHP, 3-5, 6.50

Looks like this one might be on thin ice. Or rather, thin mud, as Steve Gilbert just tweeted that rain is falling and the tarp is on the ground in Miami. I am shocked, shocked by this development. Who would ever have thought rain would fall in a Florida June? Apparently not those who decided the Marlins should play in the open-air. That new stadium can't come soon enough, even if it will be about 15 years too late. We'll see how things develop, but I'm just hoping we don't get it started, Kennedy pitches three innings, and then it gets called off.

With Timmeh being lit up by the Reds like a cheap spliff on 4/20, Arizona know they won't fall any further back today, and have a golden chance to pull back to within one game of the San Francisco MRIs - who should really look into changing their stadium name to Blue Cross Blue Shield Park The only man from their Opening Day infield not currently on the DL is...Miguel Tejada and his 56 OPS+. You! At the back! Stop sniggering! Don't you know that there will never be a perfect storm like this again?

  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. Xavier Nady 1B
  8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. Ian Kennedy RHP

Neither starter pitched particularly well when they faced the opposition back in Arizona. Kennedy allowed three runs in five innings, on five hits and three walks, and took the loss. Vazquez was tagged for four runs in six, on six hits, and received a no-decision. I still tend to think this match-up favors Arizona, but perhaps the more important question is, does the weather favor baseball this afternoon?