"When I left you, I was but the learner, now I am the master."
"Only a master of evil, Jarrod."
Yep, Star Wars night at Chase Field, and so I'm sure we'll be cramming as many references in as possible. Should be am interesting match-up, pitting two starters who were traded for each other, more or less, during the off-season. Thus far, Parker has had the better ERA, but Cahill was pretty damn awesome last time out, pitching a complete-game shutout in San Diego. I think he'll be okay, if he can find his control early and avoid free passes. Because, as we all know, walks are the path to the Dark Side. Walks lead to runs, runs lead to losses, losses lead to...suffering.
Yep, it'll be one of those nights. 'charmer is still under the weather so young Padawan BattleMoses will be climbing into his X-Wing to bring you the recap. Line-up after the jump
- Gerardo Parra CF
- Willie Bloomquist SS
- Justin Upton RF
- Jason Kubel LF
- Paul Goldschmidt 1B
- Miguel Montero C
- Aaron Hill 2B
- Josh Bell 3B
- Trevor Cahill P
So, swat a three-run walk-off homer and have yourself the second-best WPA in franchise history....and you're benched the next day. Welcome to Gibbyball 2012. Chris Young is also riding the pine today, with Bell and Parra in as replacements respectively. At least Bloomquist isn't hitting leadoff, so there's that. Last night's victory was a real rush: I found myself waking up this morning genuinely enthusiastic for this evening's contest. Can Arizona defeat the Athletics and run their winning streak to four in a row? Or will Oakland something something Death Star?