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Open Gameday Thread, 9/20

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I can't believe it's come to this. Zito's out for at least a week with "canyon elbow," Lincecum, Sanchez, or Cain aren't going to pitch on short rest, and Randy Johnson's back is bothering him. So here it is, the biggest game of the year, and Ramon Ortiz is the spot starter. Ramon freaking Ortiz. There was nothing wrong with signing him, mind you. Depth is depth. But when you actually have to break the glass case and reach inside, you can't help but get nervous.

The Giants, though, aren't alone in their need for an emergency starter. Chad Billingsley slipped on another patch of ice, so the Dodgers needed to call Eric Milton up from their Hades affiliate. The teams are tied for first, locked into a death struggle of epic proportions, and the matchup is Ramon Ortiz vs. Eric Milton. The mind boggles.

The lineups:


LF - Dave Roberts

SS - Juan Uribe

3B - Rich Aurilia

C - Bengie Molina

RF - Randy Winn

CF - Aaron Rowand

2B - Eugenio Velez

1B - Shea Hillenbrand



SS - Rafael Furcal

C - Russell Martin

CF - Matt Kemp

LF - Manny Ramirez

1B - James Loney

RF - Andre Ethier

3B - Casey Blake

2B - Blake DeWitt


It's the biggest game of the year. I look forward to your comments and/or impeccably placed images.