Lineups and Roster Move

Before we get to the lineup, the D-backs made a roster move this afternoon. In order to activate Max Scherzer to start tonight’s game they optioned RHP Billy Buckner to Triple-A Reno.

You could see this move coming with the way Buckner struggled in his last couple of outings. I’ll have more on this on the site shortly and will check to see whether the club plans on using Buckner in a starting or relieving role in Reno.

Here’s the lineup: Lopez (2b), Byrnes (lf), Drew (ss), Tracy (3b), Clark (1b), Young (cf), Montero (c), Upton (rf) and Scherzer (p).

D-backs manager Bob Melvin said Conor Jackson is simply getting a day off and that he wanted to give Upton a couple of starts in a row. Reynolds sits against the tough right-hander and Clark will get his crack at it.

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