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Gameday Thread #111: 8/4 vs. Red Sox

The Diamondbacks face the Red Sox in the rubber game at Fenway, hoping - once again - to win their first series since the All-Star break. There's been a somewhat, if not entirely, surprising roster move too.

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. A.J. Pollock, CF
  2. Aaron Hill, 2B
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Martin Prado, 3B
  5. Cody Ross, LF
  6. Wil Nieves, DH
  7. Gerardo Parra, RF
  8. Tuffy Gosewisch, C
  9. Didi Gregorius, SS
    + Brandon McCarthy, P

Not quite what I was expecting, particularly toward the bottom of the order. Nieves as DH? Unexpected, shall we say. The other bit of news is that, to make room for McCarthy, left-handed reliever Tony Sipp has been designated for assignment. So we're back to just having one left-hander, except it's Joe Thatcher, rather than Sipp.