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Spring Training Gameday Thread, #28: 3/23 @ Indians

It’s “Night of the Unknown Diamondbacks” over at Goodyear this evening.

MLB: NLDS- Arizona Diamondbacks Workout Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. David Peralta LF
  2. Chris Owings RF
  3. Daniel Descalso 1B
  4. Alex Avila C
  5. Kris Negron SS
  6. Drew Ellis 3B
  7. Marcus Wilson CF
  8. Camden Duzenack 2B
  9. Patrick Corbin P

My reaction to the bottom third of tonight’s order. “Who?”, “No, seriously - who?” and “Is this some other team’s line-up posted by mistake?” I don’t really expect to have to be Googling one-third of our starting line-up, less than a week before Opening Day, but here we are. To save you the bother... Ellis was our second-round pick last June, going 44th overall. Wilson was also a 2nd-round pick, but back in 2014 - he was chosen out of high-school, so is actually about eight months younger than Ellis. Duzenack was a ninth-round pick last year. Maybe this is Lovullo is trying to condition fans for games where the bottom half of our line-up includes Chris Herrmann, Rey Fuentes and Jeff Mathis? So, expect them to score 15 runs.

Bit of a weird start time for this one: 6:05 pm doesn’t give you much time to get to the ballpark after work, even if you live over on the West side of town. The only broadcast seems to be the Indians’ radio feed, so that doesn’t appear to be the cause. Hopefully it will be crisply played, I can bang out the recap soon after I get home, and then get on with enjoying the weekend!