Nick Crawford: Today the Dbacks hope to erase last nights game from their memory… Today they hope to do that with Starting pitcher Trevor  Cahill (9-10 3.75ERA) and the Marlins look to counter that move with Big Ricky  Nolasco (9-12 4.94ERA). But if the Dbacks want to win this ball game they may want to consider not pitching to Giancarlo  Stanton and Jose  Reyes. Reyes was 4 for 5 last night with 3 doubles & the Man child known as Stanton had 2 massive home runs and 4RBI’s. If the Marlins want to win this game Nolasco has to pound the zone down and inside tonight and pitch around Jason  Kubel. The Dbacks want to jump out to an early lead and force Ozzie Guillen to go to the bullpen early. Ozzie did the best thing he could have done all year and that was to place Justin  Ruggiano behind Stanton in the line up. With Ruggiano batting .333 on the season you don’t really want to walk Stanton to get to someone who has a higher AVG. But Gibson just might take that approach tonight and roll the dice.

TRADE/MOVES: The Dbacks make a few roster changes in the past 24 hours, one move was to Trade Stephen  Drew to the Athletics for a farm short stop named Sean  Jamieson and to unload on some $ owed to Drew. I have got to meet Drew personally while on his rehab in Reno and I wish him the very best on his future in the Biggs, there isn’t a classier guy and better teammate than Drew.

The Dbacks also call on southpaw Tyler  Skaggs to come pitch Game 2 of Wednesday’s double header. Skaggs is the #2 pitching prospect for the Dbacks right now and some would argue that he is #1. Skaggs has great movement on his pitches & is a great kid. Skaggs has a 2.91 ERA and is 4-2 in the PCL this year, he was acquired from the Angels in the Dan  Haren deal that also brought young gunner Corbin and Saunders to the Dbacks.

The Marlins hand the ball to Jacob  Turner their #1 pitching prospect that they received in a recent trade to face Wade  Miley in-game 1 of the double-header tomorrow.

On behalf of the Marlins and the Dbacks I would like to send thoughts and prayers to Michael Weiner the MLB players union Chief who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, We all wish you well and a speedy recovery! God Bless.

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball

Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board #Marlins #Dolphins #Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter  @DonkeyPuncher74.

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  1. dbacksfancrawford74 says:

    Reblogged this on dbacksfancrawford74's Blog and commented:
    My preview of the Dbacks 8/21/12

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