Diamondbacks Lineup For Game One

You scrap and claw for 162 games, you make the playoffs, and then you wake up and Willie Bloomquist is hitting leadoff for you.

Willie Bloomquist - SS
Aaron Hill - 2B
Justin Upton - RF
Miguel Montero - C
Chris Young - CF
Lyle Overbay - 1B
Ryan Roberts - 3B
Gerardo Parra - LF
Ian Kennedy - P

And while it's tempting to make fun of Aaron Hill at the top of the order, he did hit .315/.386/.492 after coming over from the Blue Jays. He might be the hardest player in the game to figure out. He's either fine with the bat (2005-2007), an All-Star caliber hitter (2009, second half of 2011), or a lousy hitter (2008, 2010, first half of 2011). One of those. Have fun trying to figure him out.

One of the bigger surprises is Lyle Overbay starting at first over Paul Goldschmidt. Maybe Goldschmidt's busy tearing down oak trees with his bare hands because he can. Overbay picked up only 42 at-bats after the Diamondbacks picked him up, and Goldschmidt became the regular at first, but apparently Gibson liked the way Overbay matched up with Game One starter Yovani Gallardo.

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