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Here’s a look at tonight’s lineup: Ojeda (2b), Jackson (lf), Tracy (1b), Reynolds (3b), Upton (rf), Montero (c), Young (cf), Wilson (ss) and Scherzer (p).
I put this note in my preview for today about Max Scherzer, but forgot to add that the date was 1914: Scherzer has a 3.43 ERA in his 11 career starts. The only pitcher in big league history to go winless in his first 11 starts with a lower ERA, according to Elias Sports Bureau, is Guy Morton, who posted a 3.33 ERA in his first 11 starts.
Back in action after a few days away from the team. Below is today’s lineup. The D-backs made a roster move putting Tom Gordon on the 15-day disabled list and recalling reliever Leo Rosales.
Lopez (2b), Young (cf), Jackson (1b), Reynolds (3b), Upton (rf), Byrnes (lf), Snyder (c), Wilson (ss) and Davis (p).
Here is a look at today’s lineup: Young (cf), Ojeda (ss), Jackson (1b), Reynolds (3b), Byrnes (lf), Upton (rf), Roberts (2b), Snyder (c) and Haren (p).
Running a little behind here after a couple of days off, but here is the lineup and a couple of notes. More to come later.
Lopez (2b), Ojeda (ss), Jackson (lf), Tracy (1b), Reynolds (3b), Byrnes (cf), Upton (rf), Montero (c), Garland (p).
Stephen Drew was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 25 and LHP Doug Slaten was optioned to Triple-A Reno.
To take Drew’s spot, the team selected the contract of Josh Wilson and to replace Slaten they called up RHP Esmerling Vasquez.
Here is the D-backs lineup tonight against the Rockies: Lopez (2b), Ojeda (ss), Jackson (1b), Reynolds (3b), Young (cf), Byrnes (lf), Upton (rf), Montero (c) and Petit (p).
— Stephen Drew should be back in the lineup Wednesday afternoon.
— Brandon Webb’s bullpen session went well (more on that in a separate story after we talk to him around 5).
— Chad Tracy out of the lineup tonight against the left-hander, but Melvin decided to let Montero have a crack at things after the way he swung the bat last night. Look for Tracy to be in there Wednesday against the left-hander Jorge de la Rosa.
Here is tonight’s lineup: Ojeda (ss), Jackson (lf), Lopez (2b), Tracy (1b), Reynolds (3b), Young (cf), Montero (c), Upton (rf) and Garland (p).
Stephen Drew is available to hit if need be. Hamstring is still a little tight, but he did run today for the first time since tweaking it.
Mark Reynolds is back in there after being out yesterday with the strained quad. He told me he begged to play yesterday, but Melvin was having none of it.
Franklin Morales will pitch for the Rockies on Tuesday.
Brandon Webb is still on target to throw a bullpen session tomorrow.
Tom Gordon pitched for Triple-A Reno yesterday and allowed a pair of runs on three hits in one inning. According to Melvin his command was not great.
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.
Here is a look at the starting lineup tonight: Lopez (2b), Young (cf), Drew (ss), Jackson (lf), Tracy (1b), Reynolds (3b), Upton (rf), Snyder (c), Davis (p).
The team officially placed Brandon Webb on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 7 and recalled right-hander Bobby Korecky. I’m working on a story about it and hope to have it up soon. Will check back after that and post some more notes/observations.
With a healthy Chad Tracy and Tony Clark swinging the bat well, look for manager Bob Melvin to get creative with his lineup against tough right-handed pitchers.
The D-backs have not fared particularly well against tough righties in recent years in part because they have such a right-handed hitting lineup.
This year, Melvin will not hesitate to put Tracy at third, Clark and first and Miguel Montero behind the plate against some righties. It will be worth watching to see whether that helps their success rate.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s D-backs-White Sox game at Chase Field:
White Sox — Wise (cf), Getz (2b), Quentin (lf), Thome (dh), Dye (rf), Konerko (1b), Pierzynski (c), Ramirez (ss), Fields (3b) and Dansk (p).
D-backs — Lopez (2b), Drew (ss), Young (cf), Jackson (1b), Byrnes (lf), Clark (dh), Reynolds (3b), Upton (rf), Snyder (c) and Enright (p).