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Gameday Thread, #121: 8/19 vs. Astros

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Ian Kennedy
RHP, 10-10, 4.35


Armando Galarraga
RHP, 0-3, 5.75

Not hard to predict that there'll be a little extra edge for this afternoon's game in Houston - certainly among most Diamondbacks fans, and perhaps even with the players. That's because, look who is starting it for the Astros. Probably not much of a stretch to call Galarraga one of the most despised players in recent team history. It takes some effort to blow all the goodwill you earned by being Joyce'd out of a perfect game, but Armando's petulance and apathy managed to do just that in the couple of months he spent with Arizona. If we can put up another nine-spot on him today, and win our seventh straight against Houston, that would be entirely acceptable.

Special guest recapper today, with Azreous making his annual return from the wilderness to the 'Pit, so that should certainly be fun.

  1. Gerardo Parra RF
  2. Aaron Hill 2B
  3. Jason Kubel LF
  4. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  5. Miguel Montero C
  6. Chris Young CF
  7. Stephen Drew SS
  8. Ryan Wheeler 3B
  9. Ian Kennedy.P

No Upton in the line-up with Parra taking over there, but we do have Kubel back after he has missed a few games with a neck issue. Wheeler gets another start at third, having his his first major-league home-run in yesterday's blowout.