Brandon Allen is with the big league club once again, but he will not start tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Allen, a left-handed batter, will sit against all-star lefty Clayton Kershaw, who is sitting at 9-4 with a 3.03 ERA for the 41-51 Dodgers.
Xavier Nady will play first base tonight for the Arizona Diamondbacks, batting eighth and giving manager Kirk Gibson another right-handed bat in the lineup.
Hiroki Kuroda will start for the Dodgers tomorrow, and you can expect Allen to make his first start of the season against the right-hander.
Allen hit .306 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI for Triple-A Reno during the first half of the season, prompting GM Kevin Towers to promote him as a replacement for the struggling Juan Miranda. As Jess Root reported earlier this evening, Allen will get a lot of playing time for the Diamondbacks, so this is just Gibson playing the match-up tonight.