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Gameday Thread, #24: 5/1 vs. Nationals


Trevor Cahill
RHP, 1-2, 3.70


Jordan Zimmermann
RHP, 1-1, 1.33

Look. I could write a lot of things here. Sure, the Nationals are off to a hot start, going 14-8 in April, the second best record in the NL. Yeah, they've been tough at home this so far to the tune of an 8-2 record. Okay, their pitching has been great so far, putting up a 2.33 ERA as a team. Fine, their offense has been about as rough as their pitching has been good.

But let's be real. We know what these games are about. No, no, I'm not talking about Strasburg- soooo 2010. I'm talking Bryce Harper. He's been up for two games! He's hit- well, a couple of hits. The Nationals have- well, lost both games, but I'm sure that's just an oversight that will be corrected once Bryce Harper starts hitting home runs every game, right?

Okay, the main thing I really care about is making sure that he doesn't have that terrible mustache he had when he was playing in the Fall League.

More comments and the lineup after the jump...

Lineup for your Arizona Diamondbacks:

  1. Gerardo Parra CF
  2. Aaron Hill 2B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Jason Kubel LF
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  7. Cody Ransom 3B
  8. John McDonald SS
  9. Trevor Cahill P

Trevor Cahill started the season out well, but has struggled in his last couple of outings, giving up eight earned runs in eleven innings and taking the loss in both games. The offense showed some nice signs of waking up in Miami, though it'd probably be hard to sleep through that home run display. Once again the lineup shifts around a bit- Parra takes leadoff for the fourth time this season, though he's had some success there this year. John McDonald also pulls his first start in just over a week. Hopefully, the team's recent signs of success will continue as they hit the nation's capital.