|Charlie Blackmon - CF||Ender Inciarte - CF|
|Josh Rutledge - SS||Cliff Pennington - SS|
|Justin Morneau - 1B||David Peralta - RF|
|Nolan Arenado - 3B||Mark Trumbo - 1B|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Miguel Montero - C|
|Corey Dickerson - LF||Jordan Pacheco - 2B|
|Mike McKenry - C||Jake Lamb - 3B|
|DJ LeMahieu - 2B||Alfredo Marte - LF|
|Tyler Matzek - LHP||Chase Anderson - RHP|
There's something a bit odd about a team which didn't exist until 1998, having an Eighties Night. Heck, almost one-third of the current D-backs roster, after today's moves, weren't even born when the decade came to an end. Eight of them: Chafin, de la Rosa, Delgado, Marshall, Stites, Gregorius, Lamb and Inciarte, will presumably have had to have explained to them what the whole Zubaz pants thing is about. Actually, I did too: they were never big in the North of Scotland. I think my general perception of the decade is probably a bit different from Americans, albeit with some overlap of cultural icons.
Time for a Tankapalooza update, after the sweep at the hands of the Royals sent Arizona into sole possession of fourth place. However, as they are facing the Rockies this weekend, currently tied for the top pick in the 2015 draft, there's no room for slip-ups. At the start of today's games, we sit two games behind the Astros, and trail the Rockies and Rangers by 3.5 games, so a sweep here would pull us right up alongside Colorado. Having scored 13 runs over five games since losing Goldschmidt, I'm optimistic our offense is up for the task. Will our pitching be able to follow suit? Here's the standings, excluding the early CHC/TBR game today (won by Tampa).