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Diamondbacks Spring Training Gameday Thread, #25, vs. Dodgers

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After a successful St. Patrick's Day, hope you're not suffering the aftereffects of too much Guinness or corned-beef. We face the Dodgers again this afternoon, with both teams back at full strength, as opposed to yesterday's split-squad encounter. Hopefully, the result will be the same.

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Bur first, good news from the early action today, where Wade Miley apparently had a successful B game, as he comes back from his zombie arm. He went two scoreless innings going intra-squad, with one hit and a pair of strikeouts. Fleshing out that line:

Fingers crossed progress is smooth. I imagine the aim will to have him go four innings around the weekend, then six perhaps a week Thursday, and that'll get him up to full speed for his first start in the regular season. I know we have depth and all in the rotation: however, I'd rather not see it being tested right out of the starting gate. Moving on to this afternoon, here's our line-up:

  1. Adam Eaton, RF
  2. Willie Bloomquist, SS
  3. Gerardo Parra, CF
  4. Aaron Hill, 2B
  5. Miguel Montero, C
  6. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
  7. Eric Hinske, DH
  8. Mark Teahen, 3B
  9. A.J. Pollock, LF
    + pitchers Randall Delgado, Matt Reynolds, Tony Sipp

Based on the short list of probable pitchers, looks like the team might want to get a long look at Delgado. He'll need an outing like the last one, to close the gap on Patrick Corbin a bit more, since I think it's Corbin who currently is still the favorite for the fifth spot. The Dodgers were supposed to be sending Josh Beckett out, but he has been scratched with the flu. According to what Eric says, we'll see some of their relieves who are battling for a spot at the back of the bullpen, then some minor leaguers. Be looking for our hitters to get some good licks in on that.