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Game #138: Diamondbacks @ Padres

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Will tonight be the game where we see Daniel Hudson?

Christian Petersen
Wade Miley
LHP, 7-10, 4.30
Odrisamer Despaigne
RHP, 3-5, 3.24

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - LF Yangervis Solarte - 3B
Cliff Pennington - 2B Abraham Almonte - LF
David Peralta - RF Jedd Gyorko - 2B
Mark Trumbo - 1B Yasmani Grandal - 1B
Miguel Montero - C Rene Rivera - C
A.J. Pollock - CF Rymer Liriano - RF
Jake Lamb - 3B Cameron Maybin - CF
Didi Gregorius - SS Alexi Amarista - SS
Wade Miley - LHP Odrisamer Despaigne - RHP

It's the waiting that's the hardest part. It's bad enough for us, I can't imagine what it must be like for Daniel Hudson. I would have thought that, after adding him to the roster yesterday, Kirk Gibson would have wanted to get him into a game as soon as possible. If you're sitting on the edge of the high board, looking down at the pool below, the longer you sit there, the greater a drop it seems. But even after Trevor Cahill left the game without retiring a hitter after the fourth inning, we got to see Eury de la Rosa, Oliver Perez and Will Harris. Maybe Gibson was waiting for a lower-leverage situation. In which case, here's to a nice, early blowout this evening.

Two more arrivals for the Diamondbacks this afternoon, with the returns of both Pollock and Chris Owings. The latter is being held out of the line-up on the advice of the training staff, who told Gibson they though a day off for his should was for the best. I'm entirely down with that. Rushing anyone back is an entirely pointless exercise, given where the 2014 Diamondbacks season currently sits. Miley will be glad the calendar has turned to September, after failing to notch a win in August, going 0-3 with a 5.04 ERA. The odd thing is, he didn't actually pitch that badly, with a quality start in four of the five games. But we scored a total of seven runs in support. That'll do it....