Friday, April 9, 2010

SERIES 2 - Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, April 9, 9:40 PM
Saturday, April 10, 8:10 PM
Sunday, April 11, 4:10 PM

Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

Listen live on [WPGB]

Arizona is coming off a 2-1 series win over the San Diego.  Another tough NL West matchup for the Bucs, but if the Padres can steal a game from the D-Backs, the Pirates should be able to win at least 1, maybe 2.

The LaRoche brothers will face each other for the first time since Adam was traded.  Why the D-Backs have Adam batting cleanup, I have no idea.  Everyone knows he doesn't start hitting until June.

My most recent memory of Arizona was when I went to see the One Hit Wonder on August 9th of last year.  That game came in the middle of a 9-game losing streak that put the Bucs 14 games under .500.  The Bucs were swept by Arizona, losing 6-0, 4-3, and 11-6(12).  Obviously I'm hoping for a better outcome this time around.

On a broadcasting note, Saturday and Sunday's games will be radio-only as FSN-Pittsburgh will be airing Penguins games on both days.

Expected Pitching Matchups

April 9: Charlie Morton vs. Rodrigo Lopez
April 10: Dan McCutchen vs. Dan Haren
April 11: Zach Duke vs. Edwin Jackson

Proposed Lineups

1-C. Jackson LF
2-S. Drew SS
3-J. Upton RF
4-A. LaRoche 1B
5-M. Reynolds 3B
6-M. Montero C
7-C. Young CF
8-K. Johnson 2B

1-A. Iwamura 2B
2-A. McCutchen CF
3-G. Jones RF
4-R. Doumit C
5-L. Milledge LF
6-J. Clement 1B
7-A. LaRoche 3B
9-R. CedeƱo SS

Let's Go Bucs.

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