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Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Gameday Thread, #9: 3/4 vs. San Diego Padres

The D-backs head West to Peoria, for a game against one of their divisional rivals.

Cleveland Indians v San Diego Padres Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Diamondbacks line-up.

  1. A.J. Pollock, CF
  2. David Peralta, RF
  3. Brandon Drury, 2B
  4. Yasmany Tomas, LF
  5. Daniel Descalso, 3B
  6. Ketel Marte, DH
  7. Chris Herrmann, 1B
  8. Nick Ahmed, SS
  9. Chris Iannetta, C
    + LHP Patrick Corbin, LHP Anthony Banda, RHP Zack Godley, LHP Jared Miller, LHP Yuhei Nakaushiro, RHP Tyler Jones

I almost thought today was a different looking line-up for the D-backs, as on the calligraphy scorecard, it had “Descalso 5” and “Nick Ahmed 6”. I always think 5 = shortstop and 6 = third-base, but it’s the other way around. I’m not sure why, since if you go around the infield, it’s first, second, shortstop, then third [unless you’ve got a shift on, of course]. Extensive research, i.e. two minutes of moderate Googling, couldn’t find a reason why shortstop and third are swapped in the numerical order like they are. It’s probably something to do with Henry Chadwick, who is usually credited with inventing the score-keeping system.

Recap on this one may be up a little late, since Mrs. S and I will potentially be heading out for dinner and a local pro wrestling show. If this is a briskly played encounter, over before 4pm, there may be time for the recap to go up first. Or if we decide to stay home instead: apathy is a terrible thing. Otherwise, it’ll be some point tonight. But you can always listen the game, since it’s on the radio this afternoon, Arizona Sports 98.7.