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Spring Training Gameday Thread, #5: Diamondbacks vs. Reds

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MadBum makes his first appearance as a Diamondback!

Arizona Diamondbacks Photo Day Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Diamondbacks line-up

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Ketel Marte, 2B
  3. Kole Calhoun, RF
  4. Kevin Cron, 1B
  5. Jake Lamb, 3B
  6. Nick Ahmed, SS
  7. Stephen Vogt, C
  8. Tim Locastro, LF
  9. Seth Beer, DH
    + LHP Madison Bumgarner, RHP Matt Peacock, RHP James Sherfy, RHP Junior Guerra, RHP Yoan López, LHP Andrew Chafin, LHP Miguel Aguilar

It’s going to be kinda weird to see MadBum in Sedona Red this afternoon. Must be like how Cardinals’ fans felt, seeing Goldy don their uniform last year. He’s so intimately linked to the Giants, and their World Series wins, it feels odd seeing him in another uniform. Maybe a closer parallel is seein Randy Johnson in a Giants uniform, back when he signed for them. Hopefully, this signing works out better for us (while seeing the Big Unit get win #300 for San Francisco hurt, overall, letting him go was the right decision). Also appearing today, James Sherfy, who is presumably Jimmie’s big brother.

A familiar face on the other side of the mound too, with former Diamondback Trevor Bauer starting for the Reds. He’s continuing to court controversy, with a recent interview in which he stated he believes 70% of pitchers are cheating by using pine tar to improve grip. This perhaps ties in with the story, reported in this morning’s Snake Bytes, which states that MLB will be cracking down on the use of foreign substances.