Weekend update (of sorts)

The World Baseball Classic starts tonight … how many of you are watching Australia-Chinese Taipei? We know at least one person who will be watching … anyway, a quick bit of information to get you through the weekend …

Weekend pitching:
– The Arizona Diamondbacks have posted pitchers scheduled for the weekend games, and as you can imagine, former Osprey are on the list, including a second look for Ray Hernandez (2011), who is scheduled to pitch again today against the Chicago Cubs, and former Osprey Scott Hairston (2001).

The rest of the schedule:
Today (Friday) – Andrew Chafin (2011) gets a call over from minor-league camp and is scheduled to pitch.
Saturday – Chase Anderson (2009) is on the short list.
Sunday – David Holmberg (2010), Eric Smith (2009) and Eury De La Rosa (2009) are on the scheduled lineup to throw.

Game Review:
The D-backs won on Thursday, holding on for a 6-5 win. And former Osprey played a role …
Gerardo Parra (2006) had three hits and three RBIs in the win …
Charles Brewer (2009) pitched three more shutout innings, picking up his second win of the Spring.
Conrad Flynn (2011) pitched the ninth and, despite allowing a pair of baserunners, collected the save, his first of the Spring.
Eric Smith (2009) and Eury De La Rosa (2009) combined for 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Today’s quick notes:
Adam Eaton (2010) has the day off … he has been tweeting a lot today as well (@AdamSpankyEaton on Twitter) … after an 0-for-4 day on Thursday.
– In the lineup against the Cubs – Parra in CF and leading off, Miguel Montero (2002-03) catching and batting fourth, and Paul Goldschmidt (2009) will serve as the DH and hit fifth in the order.

And finally …
John Hester (2006) has caught three games already for the Los Angeles Angels, posting a .286 average (2-for-7) with a RBI. Hester could be in line to serve as the backup catcher for the Angels, who are looking to contend for the AL West title.

Bryan Shaw (2008) has not been mentioned as a potential replacement for Chris Perez as the Cleveland Indians’ closer, at least by the national MLB scribes. We shall see what transpires over the next month. Perez has a sore right (throwing) shoulder, and will miss a month or more.

Enjoy the weekend!! It’s currently 52 degrees in Missoula … getting closer by the day to June 20. It’ll be here before you know it.

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