Happy July! Now that we've completed our first winning month of the year, let's take this first day to rest up while keeping an eye on some of our NL West friends, all of which whom have games that start at 4p PT:
- Arizona @ New York Mets: Wade Miley (4-7, 4.55) vs. Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.08). Shaun of the rolling over and playing dead? Well, the good news, I suppose, is that Marcum earned his first win of the year in his last outing, a 3-0 win over the White Sox in which Marcum went 8.0 IP. On the other hand, the D'backs don't see a real Met pitcher until game 3 of the series on Wednesday, when they draw Matt Harvey. Boo.
- San Diego @ Miami: Jason Marquis (9-3, 3.99) vs. Jose Fernandez (4-4, 2.98). Fernandez is tied for the team lead in wins, along with Dodger trade bait Ricky Nolasco (who is 4-8). Fernandez also leads the team in IP (84.2) and Ks (84), which by my math works out to about a K an inning. Graduate education, baby!
- San Francisco @ Cincinnati: Mike Kickham (0-2, 10.57) vs. Bronson Arroyo (6-6, 3.61). Kickham is pretty green, while Arroyo has long flowing hair. Put 'em together, and you've got the She-Hulk.
art: Fall of the Hulks: The Savage She-Hulk #3 (The Heroic Age variant cover)