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Gameday Thread, #111: 8/8 vs. Pirates

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Ian Kennedy
RHP, 10-8, 4.15

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Kevin Correia
RHP, 8-6, 4.49

Still alive. Looked a bit doubtful yesterday, as we came within six outs of falling five behind the Giants, but the offense (not named Goldzilla) finally decided to show up, and here we are again. A win today would give us at least a split of the series, and would also clinch a winning road-trip, pushing our record to 6-3 with one game to go, which wouldn't suck. And we have Kennedy going for us, who is 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA over his last four starts, averaging more than seven innings per game. The comeback victory yesterday gives me a lot more confidence, so here's to it carrying over into this afternoon's play.

kishi on the recap. Might take slightly longer than yesterday's 30 seconds. :) Line-up after the jump, and it's a bit different today. Guess who's #3?

  1. Stephen Drew SS
  2. Willie Bloomquist 2B
  3. Chris Johnson 3B
  4. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  5. Justin Upton RF
  6. Miguel Montero C
  7. Chris Young CF
  8. Gerardo Parra LF
  9. Ian Kennedy.P

Yep, Johnson is hitting third in the order. In part, that's because both Jason Kubel and Aaron Hill are getting a day off, but it's a testament to how Johnson has been killing the ball since coming to Arizona. I'm looking in to the last time none of the top four spots in the batting order were occupied by outfielders or our catcher. I think you have to go back to May 7th, 2010, when the order went Kelly Johnson, Drew, Mark Reynolds, Adam LaRoche.