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Game #37: Diamondbacks @ Brewers

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The rubber game of this three-game series in Milwaukee sees Bronson Arroyo try to build upon a very solid outing last time. But will the Brewers be as easy meat for him as the Padres were in San Diego?

Denis Poroy

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Bronson Arroyo
RHP, 2-2, 6.03
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Wily Peralta
RHP, 4-1, 2.04

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Gerardo Parra - RF
  2. Martin Prado - 2B
  3. Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
  4. Miguel Montero - C
  5. Cody Ross - LF
  6. Eric Chavez - 3B
  7. A.J. Pollock - CF
  8. Cliff Pennington - SS
  9. Bronson Arroyo - P

Some changes in the line-up today, with no place for Chris Owings, despite hitting his first major-league home-run in last night comeback victory. He's replaced by Pennington, and the other half of the middle infield, Aaron Hill - who had the two-run homer which won the game for us - is also rewarded with a day on the pine, Chavez playing instead, with Prado sliding over to second-base. Ross also returns, replacing Alfredo Marte, and is hitting fifth because he handles right-handers so well. Okay, he's actually 3-for-33 against them this year. So it must be because #Gibbyball. Pollock is back in center, so his groin must have made a miraculous recovery overnight.

Bit of an early start here. I didn't realize Milwaukee had re-located to the Eastern seaboard, but that seems the only logical way to explain today's 10:10am first pitch in Arizona. Of course, they do have the long trip to the next destination on their road-trip: I think US Cellular Field is as much as 97 miles from Miller Park, so it's a good job they have an off-day tomorrow, because the jet-lag is going to be horrific. Yeah, I am being sarcastic, in case that wasn't abundantly apparent. This game isn't on TV in Arizona either, which will make it that much easier to ignore, in the likely event (about a two in three chance, thus far) of a Diamondbacks loss.