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Game #121: Diamondbacks @ Marlins

After a nice, 21-inning day in Cleveland, the Diamondbacks head to Florida, for the start of a four-game set against the Marlins. Is that the bullpen I hear wheezing in the distance?

Norm Hall
Chase Anderson
LHP, 7-4, 3.06
Brad Penny
RHP, 1-0, 1.80
Ender Inciarte - CF Christian Yelich - LF
Cliff Pennington - 2B Donovan Solano - 2B
David Peralta - RF Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Mark Trumbo - 1B Casey McGehee - 3B
Miguel Montero - C Garrett Jones - 1B
Jake Lamb - 3B Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C
Didi Gregorius - SS Marcell Ozuna - CF
Xavier Paul - LF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Chase Anderson - RHP Brad Penny - RHP

Thought for the day, courtesy of today's starter.

I'm kinda wondering why I follow Anderson, considering he only has one Tweet in the past month which wasn't a Bible verse. I feel duty-bound to follow him, since he's on the 25-man roster and all, but it's a little bit like being friends with a family member on Facebook, whose political opinions are radically divergent from yours, and who does not subscribe to the theory that Facebook is for kitten pics, personal drama and "I took this quiz to find out what kind of cheese I am" test results. I have no problems at all with faith, but really, if 95% of my Tweets were quotes from the same book, I'm fairly sure de-follows would result.

Still, as long as he pitches well, he can post quotes from Das Kapital (or Mein Kampf - let's stay politically neutral here, as ever), for all I care. And he has been pitching very well, unbeaten over his last five starts, with a 1.74 ERA during that time, and striking out close to a batter per inning (30 K's in 31 IP). There remain rumblings about a potential six-man rotation in September, so we'll see how many more starts they want to give Anderson. But I think, given the state of the relief corps, Kirk Gibson will probably be looking for him to pitch as deep into this evening's game against Miami as possible.