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D-Backs/Marlins Saturday Lineups; All-Star Ricky?

The Marlins try to win their fifth consecutive game against the Snakes tonight. Here are tonight's lineups:

ARI-Byrnes-LF, Upton-RF, Hudson-2B, Jackson-1B, Reynolds-3B, Snyder-C, Young-CF, Ojeda-SS, Webb-P

FLA-Ramirez-SS, Gonzalez-RF, Cantu-3B, Willingham-LF, Uggla-2B, Jacobs-1B, Ross-CF, Treanor-C, A. Miller-P

GONZO SPINS WEBBLg

Because he owns D-Backs starter Brandon Webb, Luis Gonzalez got the start in right field tonight.

Gonzo is 6 for 15 against Webb in his career. Jeremy Hermida is 2 for 8 against Webb, but Fredi Gonzalez said Hermida will be back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon.

NOLASCO TO NEW YORK ?

Nol_2 Yank_2 NO, Ricky Nolasco is not being traded to the Mets or Yankees, but if Nolasco keeps pitching like he has lately he may find himself as part of the National League All-Star team in Yankee Stadium on July 15.

Since May 9, Nolasco and Rays lefty Scott Kazmir have the most wins (7) in the major leagues. Nolasco is currently tied with 7 other pitchers for 4th in the NL in wins. He has 3 more starts before the All-Star Game.

One advantage Nolasco may have when the NL All-Star pitchers are selected is that Nolasco's last start before the All-Star break comes on a Saturday against the Dodgers. That would leave him with 2 days rest before the All-Star Game. Other NL pitchers who make their last start before the break on a Sunday could be left off the All-Star team, because they would not be available to pitch on All-Star Tuesday.

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Polo

Nolasco has pitched well but don't get carried away. There's maybe about 25 NL pitchers more deserving of an all-star spot.

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