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Gameday Thread, #144: 9/8 vs. Padres

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Cory Luebke
LHP, 5-8, 3.29

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Ian Kennedy
RHP, 18-4, 2.96

Since everyone else seems to have forgotten there was a game today, I was going to join the crowd and throw up a thread around 8:30pm. I don't know why this contest is proving so elusive: I think it's probably because the rest of the series is filled with celebrations commemorating the 10th anniversary of our World Series victory [Padres fans are welcome to enjoy vicariously this novel experience for them] But tonight, there are no fireworks, giveaways or special guests. Just Ian Kennedy going for his 19th win.

  1. Willie Bloomquist SS
  2. Aaron Hill 2B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Miguel Montero C
  5. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  6. Ryan Roberts 3B
  7. Chris Young CF
  8. Collin Cowgill LF
  9. Ian Kennedy RHP

Lefty on the mound; no Gerardo Parra, but Miggy will try to extend his hitting streak. Might be tough, as he is batting only .188 against southpaws this year, compared to over .300 against right-handers. Explains why this will only be his 18th game of the year where he is in the line-up against a left-handed opposing starter. It's Arizona's 41st such contest this season. Young back in play too: we'll see how that goes.