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Arizona Diamondbacks Key Home Dates in 2012

By Scott Allen

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have a target on their backs in 2012.  That will not come as much of a surprise to anyone, but that still doesn’t mean that the Dbacks can’t duplicate or even surpass their winning total from last season.  In fact, I would almost expect that to happen.  The schedule of course includes all your favorite NL West rivals and others.  Here are some key home games to watch out for this season.

Friday April 6th – San Francisco Giants.  The Dbacks will play not only their first game at home, but the first game against rival San Francisco.  Should be an emotional one.

Monday April 23rd – Philadelphia Phillies.  The Dbacks took two of three at home last April against the Phillies.

Monday May 7th – St. Louis Cardinals.  Even without Albert Pujols, it should still be an interesting tilt with the defending

champion in the first of three games.

Friday May 25th – Milwaukee Brewers.  Re-match of the NL Divisional Series.  Brew Crew could be without a possibly soon to be suspended Ryan Braun.  Im crying my eyes out.

Friday June 22nd – Chicago Cubs.  First of two visits this season for the Theo Epstein Cubs.

Friday August 10th – Washington Nationals.  With all their off-season moves, they will have a different look.  However there could still be some carry-over from last season’s Justin Upton incident.

It should be a fun season.  Too bad the Dbacks play the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on the road, but those will be a couple of the road highlights this season.