The Arizona Diamondbacks are in the city of brotherly love for a crucial three game set with the NL East leading Philadelphia Phillies starting Tuesday. The D’backs still maintain their slight advantage in the NL West over the Giants for now, but will have to bring their A-game to top the Phils on their home turf.
Ryan Roberts has been moved up to second in the batting order tonight, behind leadoff man Willie Bloomquist. Gerado Parra will be in left field, Lyle Overbay will be at first, while Miguel Montero will be behind the dish to catch Josh Collmenter this evening, batting clean up. Rookie Paul Goldschmidt will get the night off.
Arizona Diamondbacks Lineup:
1. Willie Bloomquist SS
2. Ryan Roberts 2B
3. Justin Upton RF
4. Miguel Montero C
5. Chris Young CF
6. Lyle Overbay 1B
7. Sean Burroughs 3B
8. Gerardo Parra LF
9. Josh Collmenter P
First pitch is set for 5:05 pm MT with coverage on Fox Sports Arizona, MLB Network, and KTAR 620 AM.
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[Note by Seth Pollack, 08/16/11 1:09 PM MST ]
The D-backs made it official and called up Wade Miley to replace Jason Marquis in the rotation. He'll make his major league debut on Saturday in Atlanta against Tim Hudson. Good luck, kid and welcome to the show.