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Gameday Thread, #96: 7/18 vs. BOOOOOOers

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Randy Wolf
LHP, 6-6, 3.65

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Josh Collmenter
RHP, 4-5, 2.92

As ZM noted in his preview, we boo Prince Fielder because he's good. No-one ever boos opposing players who suck. We simply snigger quietly, and appreciate their suckiness. That said, probably best if you leave the wife and kids at home this series, eh, Prince? Wouldn't want their feelings hurt, and I suspect the Chase Field crowd tonight will probably not be demonstrating an attitude of "Well, the All-Star Game is over and done with now."

No line-up at this point, but I am writing this mid-afternoon. Got some friends coming over this afternoon, so not sure how much time I'll have between their arrival and first-pitch to get this done. If I snakecharmer find[s] a spot later, this is where the line-up will be going:

  1. Willie Bloomquist SS
  2. Gerardo Parra LF
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Chris Young CF
  5. Ryan Roberts 2B
  6. Geoff Blum 3B
  7. Xavier Nady 1B
  8. Henry Blanco C
  9. Josh Collmenter RHP

Collmenter faces the Brewers for the second time tonight; but of a roll of the die for him, as previous games where the opposition sees him again, haven't gone so well for our tomahawker. We could certainly do with the offense waking up a bit, as the offense has hit a collective .193 on this home-stand. Fortunately, our pitching staff held the Dodgers to a .182 average, which is how we took two of three. It would be an optimistic fan who expects that to continue against the Brewers, but it would be an optimistic fan who'd have said we'd have 51 wins on July 17, given that last year, we didn't have that many until August 27.