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Giants, Cubs set Game 2 lineups

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The Giants are facing a right-hander, which means you’ll recognize a lot more faces in the lineup.

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Conor Gillaspie is still in. Eduardo Nuñez is still out. Other than that, the Game 2 lineup against right-hander Kyle Hendricks is exactly what you would expect:

  1. Denard Span - CF
  2. Brandon Belt - 1B
  3. Buster Posey - C
  4. Hunter Pence - RF
  5. Brandon Crawford - SS
  6. Angel Pagan - LF
  7. Conor Gillaspie - 3B
  8. Joe Panik - 2B
  9. Jeff Samardzija - P

Boy, a hot Panik would sure hit the spot right about now. So would Yoenis Cespedes hitting fifth, but we’ll have a couple months to get into that.

Here’s what the Cubs are throwing out there:

  1. Dexter Fowler - CF
  2. Kris Bryant - 2B
  3. Anthony Rizzo - 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist - LF
  5. Addison Russell - SS
  6. Jason Heyward - RF
  7. Javier Baez - 2B
  8. Willson Contreras - C
  9. Kyle Hendricks - P

Contreras seems like the perfect power-laden goof to give Samardzija trouble. Also, Baez. Also, the entire team. Go, go magic curveball, then.

After much consideration, I’ve decided that the Giants should win this game. I just wanted to tell you good luck, and we’re all counting on you.

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Well, that’s the wrong Airplane GIF, but you get the idea. Also, OK, Panik is probably good advice.