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Game #7: Diamondbacks @ Rockies

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Our first "road" game of the season - not counting the "home" games which took place seven thousand miles from Arizona, anyway. You'll have to listen to this one, because it's not on TV.

Doug Pensinger

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Randall Delgado
RHP, 0-0, N/A
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Juan Nicasio
RHP, 0-0, N/A

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. Gerardo Parra, RF
  2. Aaron Hill, 2B
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Martin Prado, 3B
  5. Miguel Montero, C
  6. Mark Trumbo, LF
  7. Chris Owings, SS
  8. A.J. Pollock, CF
  9. Randall Delgado, P

Definitely weird to have our seventh game be an afternoon contest on a Friday, but such are the delights of Opening Day for Coors Field - even if it's an Opening Day that's not going to be televised in Arizona. After all the traumas of yesterday, as we restaged Attack of the Killer B's at Chase Field - B standing both for "bees" and "bad bullpen", perhaps not getting to see this might be a good thing. Maybe our pitchers will perform better when there's no-one watching them. Counterpoint: Coors Field. Humidor or not, it still seems to have an effect. Last year, our ERA there was half a run higher than the overall one (4.42 vs. 3.92).

And, of course, we have Mr. Delgado on the mound, which seems like wobbly scheduling to me considering his home-run prone nature in the past. However, his one start in Denver last year, didn't go too badly. Randall allowed two runs over five innings, on three hits and two walks. Both runs came courtesy of the long-ball - embarrassingly, off the bat of Rockies' starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. He got a no-decision, leaving with the score tied at two. Tony Sipp then came in, faced three batters, allowed three hits, two home-runs and three runs. At least we won't have that to worry about this afternoon.

I'll be recapping this one, but like most of you, won't be able to watch. So I'm not guaranteeing enormous accuracy. In other words, I may just make stuff up.