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Spring Training Gameday Thread #6: 3/5, Diamondbacks @ Dodgers

The Diamondbacks make the long trek over to the West side of town, for a sold-out clash against their NL West rivals from Los Angeles.

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  1. Nick Ahmed, SS
  2. Jake Lamb, DH
  3. Phil Gosselin, 2B
  4. David Peralta, RF
  5. Rickie Weeks, LF
  6. Brandon Drury, 3B
  7. Chris Herrmann, C
  8. Kyle Jensen, 1B
  9. Jason Bourgeois, CF
    + P Shelby Miller and (in no particular order) Braden Shipley, Yoan Lopez, Andrew Chafin, Daniel Gibson, Jake Barrett and Scott Rice

If you have, this will be your first chance to catch the Diamondbacks, with today's game from Camelback Ranch being streamed there. If you don't, you can also listen to it on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, but if you were thinking of heading over to the game and catching it in person, you'd better already have a ticket, or be prepared to buy from the scalpers, because this one is a sell-out. Interesting kinda line-up today, with Weeks starting in left, and several regular names missing, including both our All-Stars from last season, in Goldschmidt and Pollock. Ahmed starting at short though, which is good to see: early days, but seems Jean Segura has seen more time at second so far.

Miller makes his spring debut for the Diamondbacks, and there may be no-one more key to the success of the 2016 Diamondbacks. We paid a steep price to acquire his services, and if he doesn't perform at a level which repays that cost, it's going to be tough for the 2016 team to compete. Proving that begins this afternoon, against a team he's going to see quite a bit of, over the coming months...