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Game #90: Diamondbacks @ Braves

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The first game of the post-McCarthy era, and it's time for the return of an old friend...

The last time we had a #1 pick, this is what we got.
The last time we had a #1 pick, this is what we got.
Christian Petersen

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Wade Miley
LHP, 3-6, 4.61
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Alex Wood
LHP, 6-6, 3.19

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Ender Inciarte - CF
  2. Aaron Hill - 2B
  3. Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
  4. Martin Prado - 3B
  5. David Peralta - :LF
  6. Cody Ross - RF
  7. Tuffy Gosewisch - C
  8. Nick Ahmed - SS
  9. Wade Miley - P

Good morning, Arizona. The departure of Brandon McCarthy raises another white flag for the 2014 season, and means that it's time to bring Tankapalooza 2014 into full effect. Here are the standings as we begin our quest for the #1 draft pick next season.

Rk Tm G W L W%
1 HOU 89 36 53 .405

ARI 89 36 53 .405
3 COL 89 37 51 .420
4 PHI 87 37 50 .425
5 TEX 87 38 49 .437

NYM 87 38 49 .437
7 TBR 90 40 50 .444
8 CHC 85 38 47 .447
9 BOS 87 39 48 .448
SDP 87 39 48 .448

As you can see, it's very close, with the top bottom ten teams covered by a spread of only four games. Right now, however, we are tied with the Astros for the prime slot, though with 73 games left, an awful lot can still change. But with the trades of Thatcher and McCarthy this weekend, Arizona has shown that they will strive to ensure that no display of competence from a seasoned major-league accidentally causes them to lose sight of the prize.

We'll continue to follow this exciting competition over the remaining three months of the season. Hey, got to find our entertainment where we can, amiright? Because the regular standings just ain't cutting it...