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Gameday Thread, #15: 4/21 vs. Braves

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Tommy Hanson
RHP, 1-2, 3.71

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Joe Saunders
RHP, 1-0, 0.64

...and if we win today, we could be back in second-place in the West. Odd how it works. But with the Giants having been walked off by the Mets on a St. Buster error [already his fourth of the year, most in the majors], if Arizona wins, and the Brewers beat the Rockies, we'll be trailing only the Dodgers. This does depend on Joe Saunders, stopper - we haven't won a game, since the last time he took the mound, for the opening game of this home-stand against Pittsburgh. How long ago that all seems, doesn't it? Back when Chris Young and Daniel Hudson hadn't been attacked by the Shoulder Trolls, and we had a 7-3 record. Happy times...

Line-up is after the jump, does give some reason for hope, since it's more of a line j-up...

  1. Willie Bloomquist SS
  2. Gerardo Parra CF
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Miguel Montero C
  5. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  6. Jason Kubel LF
  7. Aaron Hill 2B,
  8. Ryan Roberts 3B
  9. Joe Saunders P

Good to see Upton back, that gives us more of a genuine threat in the middle of the line-up than we've had since Chris Young hit the wall. Past four games, we've hit .194 with a .526 OPS. That's really the explanation why we're on such a losing streak. It ends here tonight, folks. Joe the Stopper. And the Coyotes will make it to the second round of the playoffs as well. Mark it down.

So you think our bullpen have problems. The Red Sox took a 9-1 lead into the seventh inning today, and turned it over to their relief corps. The Yankees have posted back-to-back seven spots, and are now leading 15-9, with two outs in the eighth. Now, that's what I call a meltdown...