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Cactus League Game 4 Thread: Diamondbacks at Reds



Next Game

Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT
Goodyear Ballpark

Billy Buckner vs Aaron Harang

Mostly cloudy and windy. Game time temperature around 54.

 


So, where do we go after yesterday? The impressive Chapman outing coupled with a 14-run performance on offense has everyone as giddy as the crowd at a Jonas Brothers concert (or so I've heard). After two days of flat performances, the Reds showed yesterday that they can bust out, as long as they are playing one of the worst teams in the league in a meaningless game.

Today we'll get our first "view" of Aaron Harang. If he gets hit hard, expect the usual suspects to start complaining that he has already been given the Opening Day start. For me, I have no expectations of him this early. My guess is that he throws nothing but fastballs and pitches to one or two spots on the plate. Don't be surprised if we hear exactly that from Harang after the game.

Also toeing the rubber for the Reds today are Francisco Cordero, Matt Maloney, Sam Lecure, Alexander Smit, and Jon Adkins. For the Diamondbacks we'll see Billy Buckner, Roque Mercedes (awesome porn name!!!), Jose Marte, Blaine Boyer, and Juan Gutierrez.

Lineups are after the jump. No media coverage of the game today, so you'll just have to follow along on Gameday.

 

Lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks
Cincinnati Reds
Stephen Drew - SS
Drew Stubbs - CF
Conor Jackson - LF
Orlando Cabrera - SS
Justin Upton - RF
Joey Votto - 1B
Mark Reynolds - 3B
Brandon Phillips - 2B
Kelly Johnson - 2B
Scott Rolen - 3B
Chris Young - DH
Jay Bruce - DH
Chris Snyder - C
Jonny Gomes - LF
Brandon Allen - 1B
Wladimir Balentien -RF
Cole Gillespie - CF
Ryan Hanigan - C