|ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS||SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS|
|A.J. Pollock - CF||Denard Span - CF|
|David Peralta - RF||Brandon Belt - 1B|
|Paul Goldschmidt - 1B||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Jake Lamb - 3B||Brandon Crawford - SS|
|Yasmany Tomas - LF||Conor Gillaspie - 3B|
|Brandon Drury - 2B||Nick Hundley - C|
|Chris Owings - SS||Joe Panik - 2B|
|Jeff Mathis - C||Jarrett Parker - LF|
|Shelby Miller - RHP||Matt Cain - RHP|
The forecast for this evening is not exactly promising, which does not bode well for poor snakecharmer and her pre-wedding excursion to AT&T Park, unfortunately. The forecast currently calls for "steady rain," and that's not a good sign, since they managed to build the park without any kind of overhead structure designed to keep the elements at bay. Something I've apparently just invented - going by its absence in San Francisco, anyway - and have decided I'm going to call a "roof". We'll see. We're back two more times to SF, but there doesn't appear to be an off-day in common around those, so it would need to be a double-header on those trips.
It's a shame, because I'm sure Arizona hitters are salivating gently at the prospect of getting their teeth into Cain once more. Peralta, Lamb and Owings all own career OPS against Cain of 1.000 or better, and he hasn't got the W against the D-backs in his last six attempts, dating back to the 2013 season. His first outing this year was a mediocre 4.1 inning outing against the Padres, leading to four earned runs, and the D-backs must have felt like favorites in this one. If this is postponed, it could end up derailing the expected Kershaw-Greinke match-up, depending on whether the team pushes Miller back to Friday.
We'll see how it goes. I wouldn't object to a five-and-dive, like Miller did in pitching a "complete game shutout" in his final start of 2016. But as we saw last night, when the weather gets that dicey, everything becomes a bit of a crap-shoot.