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Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Gameday Thread, #7: 3/2 vs. Chicago Cubs

Time to take on the World Series champion Cubs. Nope, still sounds strange.

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. A.J. Pollock, CF
  2. David Peralta, RF
  3. Brandon Drury, 2B
  4. Yasmany Tomas, LF
  5. Jeremy Hazelbaker, DH
  6. Ketel Marte, SS
  7. Chris Herrmann, C
  8. Jason Pridie, 1B
  9. Kristopher Negron, 3B
    + RHP Shelby Miller, RHP Randall Delgado, LHP Andrew Chafin, RHP Enrique Burgos, RHP Silvino Bracho, LHP Daniel Gibson, RHP Jimmie Sherfy

The second part of the day’s Salt River Fields double-header, sees a second outing for Shelby Miller. He looked okay in his last outing - probably better than the final box-score would indicate: he allowed three hits and two runs over two innings, but walked none and struck out three. As noted previously, his regular season struggles were foreshadowed by spring problems throwing strikes, so I’m hopeful we will see better results in this area, and they will be similarly ominous for 2017.

Tonight’s game will be available to listen to, online, through I am rather more confident about it than I was with the White Sox game. But it’ll be a nice way to warm up for tomorrow’s first televised contest!