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Game #52: Diamondbacks @ Mets

And we roll on to the second game in today's double-header, with Zeke Spruill making his first appearance of the season for Arizona. Can we sweep the Mets in New York, as they swept us in Arizona?

Norm Hall


Zeke Spruill
LHP, 0-0, N/A

Daisuke Matsuzaka
RHP, 1-0, 2.14

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. A.J. Pollock - CF
  2. Gerardo Parra - RF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
  4. Aaron Hill - 2B
  5. Martin Prado - 3B
  6. Cody Ross - LF
  7. Chris Owings - SS
  8. Tuffy Gosewisch - C
  9. Zeke Spruill - P

I'll keep this short, since there's a very quick turnaround today. This isn't a day-night double-header, there will be only 30 minutes between the end of the first game and the start of the second, and I'm still waiting for the line-up we'll use in Part TWo. Hard to know what to expect from Spruill; he has only 11.1 innings in the majors, last season, when he put up a 5.56 ERA on 17 hits and five walks. For the Reno Aces, he has pitched both as a starter and out of the bullpen, and has a 4.72 ERA over 34.1 innings this year, in 12 appearances, including five starts. He has won last two starts without allowing a run, over 13.1 innings; he pitched on the 20th in Tacoma, blanking the Rainiers for six innings.

Matsusaka has been a reliever his season for the Mets, so this'll be his first start. Be interesting to see how that works out for him. He did throw 56 pitches in a long relief outing on May 13, but his last appearance was only three days ago, albeit only a nine-pitch outing. I can't  see him going tremendously deep into this one. After some shuffling around, ish95 will be bringing you this recap, with Turambar beer-capping Tuesday night instead. And with that, I'm off to the supermarket for supplies!