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Game #144: Diamondbacks @ Giants

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After being swept out of Los Angeles, will the Diamondbacks have any better luck further up the coast against the Giants?

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Wade Miley
LHP, 7-10, 4.18
Yusmeiro Petit
RHP, 4-3, 3.89
Ender Inciarte - LF Angel Pagan - CF
Chris Owings - 2B Joe Panik - 2B
Mark Trumbo - 1B Buster Posey - 1B
Miguel Montero - C Hunter Pence - RF
Cody Ross - RF Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Jake Lamb - 3B Andrew Susac - C
A.J. Pollock - CF Joaquin Arias - SS
Didi Gregorius - SS Gregor Blanco - LF
Wade Miley - LHP Yusmeiro Petit - RHP

Tankapalooza update. While we were slacking off yesterday, the Rockies lost, so they have now moved slightly ahead of us in second place. They're half a game up, but we are both a long way back of the Rangers, who are 4.5 games in front of the Rockies. We sit two clear of the Twins, and 3.5 ahead of the Red Sox and Astros. The Rockies are visiting the Mets in the first half of this week, while the Rangers host the Angels, so there's no room for complacency on the part of the Diamondbacks.

One roster change by Arizona this afternoon, with the addition of Zeke Spruill back to the major-league team. It's his third stint with the Diamondbacks this year, having appeared in one game each in of the previous two occasions. Like Vidal Nuno, Spruill is still looking for his first victory as a Diamondback: they're both in the top 10 by innings pitched for us without a W. Nuno (unsurprisingly) leads the list. Here are the top 10 winless Diamondbacks of all time. [In case you're wondering, the top lossless Diamondback of all-time, is Craig Breslow at 43.1 innings].

Rk Player IP From To G L H R ER BB SO ERA FIP
1 Vidal Nuno 68.1 2014 2014 11 5 52 26 24 14 54 3.16 3.81
2 Felix Rodriguez 44.0 1998 1998 43 2 44 31 30 29 36 6.14 5.03
3 Joe Paterson 39.0 2011 2013 70 3 45 23 23 18 30 5.31 4.42
4 Mike Zagurski 37.1 2012 2012 45 0 37 24 23 19 34 5.54 4.62
5 Matt Stites 27.1 2014 2014 30 0 27 18 16 13 22 5.27 5.42
Matt Reynolds 27.1 2013 2013 30 2 25 7 6 5 23 1.98 2.97
7 Kevin Mulvey 26.0 2009 2010 8 3 28 20 20 14 19 6.92 7.09
8 Joel Adamson 23.0 1998 1998 5 3 25 21 21 11 14 8.22 6.57
9 Zeke Spruill 20.2 2013 2014 8 3 30 16 12 8 16 5.23 4.73
10 Jordan Norberto 20.0 2010 2010 33 2 16 13 13 22 15 5.85 6.83

Carlos Rosa 20.0 2010 2010 22 2 20 10 10 12 9 4.50 4.63
Brandon Villafuerte 20.0 2004 2004 20 3 25 9 9 14 13 4.05 5.30

As for tonight... Let's just hope it goes a little bit better than the last time Yusmeiro Petit started against us in San Francisco. You might remember that one: it took an Eric Chavez bloop in the ninth to save us from being perfectoed. We have seen him at AT&T a couple of times in relief since, and even scored a run off him last time, on a couple of hits. So it can be done, people...