It's almost fitting that the Arizona Diamondbacks will play the franchise's first doubleheader in Phoenix on a day severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the valley.
The inclement weather, however, has nothing to do with the twinbill at the retractable-roof ballpark.
The Diamondbacks are hopeful Wednesday's day-night doubleheader goes a bit better than their first two games with the Miami Marlins, who are suddenly winning behind the red-hot Giancarlo Stanton.
Arizona's first home doubleheader is a result of a scheduling snafu. The Diamondbacks (62-61) were originally slated to play games on 23 consecutive days, which is a violation of the basic agreement between the owners and players. So in early August, the league turned Wednesday's game into a doubleheader, providing Arizona with a day off Thursday.
The Diamondbacks entered this series riding a four-game winning streak but have lost the first two contests to drop six back of NL West-leading San Francisco.
Stanton has come ...