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Gameday Thread, #97: 7/19 vs. BOOOOOOers


Yovani Gallardo
LHP, 10-6, 4.08


Barry Enright
RHP, 1-3, 6.49

Since it seemed to work so well yesterday, let's keeping booing Milwaukee, for as long as we keep beating them. This evening's game is notable mostly for the return of Enright to the D-backs rotation, which triggered a domino effect that saw Zach Duke move to the bullpen and Aaron Heilman ejected entirely from the team. Those are some expensive, if not particularly comfortable or roadworthy, shoes into which Barry has got to step. However, I think the entire SnakePit nation are, to a person, pulling for Bazza. His attitude and spirit have made him a favorite D-backs - whether or not with the team - and success tonight would be well-deserved.

  1. Ryan Roberts 3B
  2. Stephen Drew SS
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Chris Young CF
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Kelly Johnson 2B
  7. Brandon Allen 1B
  8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. Barry Enright RHP

The good news is, he has the A line-up going behind him. The bad news? Good chunks of that A line-up have been more of a D+ line-up of late. In July, Upton is hitting .148, Drew .171 and Montero has a .638 OPS. That's not exactly going to power your offensive engine-room. All told, over the past 15 games, the Diamondbacks are batting a collective .238, and averaging 4.07 runs per game. Since the break, those numbers are .212 and 3.5 respectively. Thankfully, the pitching has been very, very good, but we can't rely on the 3.71 July ERA being sustained indefinitely. Score some darned runs, Arizona - tonight would be good.

Dbacksskins on the recap, which is good, as I'm meeting most of the Phoenix writers at a post-ASG get-together in town, a kinda 'thank you' for their hard work and coverage. The GDT might be kinda quiet as a result, but I'm sure the slack will be taken up elsewhere. Hoping there will be a TV tuned to the game at the venue, but we'll see.