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Game #139: Diamondbacks @ Padres

Day three of #Huddywatch is in effect...

Rob Foldy
Josh Collmenter
RHP, 9-7, 3.94
Andrew Cashner
RHP, 2-6, 2.37

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - CF Yangervis Solarte - 3B
Chris Owings - 2B Alexi Amarista - SS
David Peralta - RF Seth Smith - LF
Mark Trumbo - 1B Yasmani Grandal - 1B
Miguel Montero - C Rene Rivera - C
Alfredo Marte - LF Will Venable - CF
Cliff Pennington - 3B Rymer Liriano - RF
Didi Gregorius - SS Cory Spangenberg - 2B
Josh Collmenter - RHP Andrew Cashner - RHP

Interesting bit of news coming out of the Diamondbacks, with the sic-man rotation going into effect, as of tomorrow - Randall Delgado is moving back to the rotation for the last month. We'll see whether that remains the case once the minor-league playoffs are no longer in effect, since that would give the team more options in regard to potential starters. It will take Delgado out of the bullpen, so I'm not sure who we'd use if we needed another long reliever tonight, after Cahill went four innings. So far, the only bullpen arm added has been Hudson, and Gibson seems to have an aversion to using him in close games. Somewhat understandable, I suppose.

Tankapalooza update. The Diamondbacks look fairly well ensconced in third spot at this point. They sit 2 1/2 back of the Rockies but 2 1/2 ahead of the Astros. However, we do have the worst record in baseball over the past 20 games, at 6-14 - the Athletics are tied for second, which isn't good for them. With 24 games left to go, if Arizona posts the same record as they did over the last 24 games, we will end at 65-97, which would tie the 1998 and 2010 seasons for the second-worst record in team history. Our offense continues to be awful. In 21 contests since the blowout win over the Rockies on August 9, we have hit .206/.276/.302 and averaged 2.7 runs/game.