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Giants vs. Brewers, 6/16

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Samardzija (3-5, 4.64 FIP) vs. Anderson (3-1, 4.58 FIP)

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco Giants Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Father’s Day to the dads and the people who have relationships with their dads out there. There’s not really a dad-theme with today’s game, so be sure to check out TJ’s post from Thursday ranking the most “Dad” Giants player.

Meanwhile, the Giants will be going for a sweep — yes, a sweep — against what should be the best team in the NL Central, but for now is merely tied with the Cubs.

CF — Ben Gamel
RF — Christian Yelich
LF — Ryan Braun
2B — Mike Moustakas
C — Yasmani Grandal
1B — Eric Thames
3B — Travis Shaw
SS — Orlando Arcia
SP — Chase Anderson

Ben Gamel is the brother of former Brewer Mat Gamel, who has been out of the league since 2012, but for Papa Gamel, maybe it’s a proud day to see another son of his play in the big leagues.

2B — Joe Panik
LF — Mike Yastrzemski
C — Buster Posey
1B — Brandon Belt
3B — Evan Longoria
SS — Brandon Crawford
RF — Kevin Pillar
CF — Steven Duggar
SP — Jeff Samardzija

I won’t hone in on the obvious Yastrzemski family Father’s Day-Baseball connections. I’ll just point out that just when it looked like the Giants might be considering moving away from the Yastrzemski experiment (a .413 OPS in 38 PA for the month heading into this series), he’s bounced back to have a really nice series (3-for-5 with a home run and a walk). Keep it up, kid, or else that roster churn’ll get ya!