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Meanwhile, check out the lineups for today’s finale. Can the Giants win the series?
Drew Pomeranz was activated from the IL today (taking Aaron Altherr’s roster spot). He’s faced almost every batter in Arizona’s lineup today (save Christian Walker and John Ryan Murphy) and hasn’t allowed a home run to any of them. Will that still be true after this one?
Here’s the Giants’ lineup. Brandon Crawford finally gets a day off.
2B — Joe Panik
SS — Donovan Solano
1B — Tyler Austin
3B — Evan Longoria
RF — Kevin Pillar
C — Stephen Vogt
LF — Mac Williamson
CF — Steven Duggar
SP — Drew Pomeranz
Buster Posey had already been scheduled for a day off, so nothing to see here in that particular instance. Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray had one bad start against the Giants last season and then two good ones for a 3.94 ERA in 16 IP (23 strikeouts). In 11 career starts, he has a 2.89 ERA in 62.1 IP against the Giants (83K : 27 BB). I’m bullish on this lineups’ chances against him. In Tyler Austin against left-handed pitchers we trust.
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