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Giants @ Diamondbacks, 6/22

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Beede (1-2, 6.03 FIP) vs. Godley (3-4, 5.49 FIP)

Boston Red Sox v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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The biggest news of the night is this:

The next biggest news might, hopefully, be another win. In order to do that, the Giants will have to handle Zack Godley again. Godley has been bounced from Arizona’s rotation twice this season and twice he’s been recalled to make an emergency start against the Giants.

Godley was a nemesis at times last season, in particular two starts — one in April, one in August — but beyond that, he’s just 3-4 with a 6.52 ERA in seven starts. His last start of 2019 came back on May 18... against the Giants.

CF — Jarrdo Dyson
2B — Ildemaro Vargas
LF — David Peralta
RF — Adam Jones
3B — Eduardo Escobar
1B — Christian Walker
SS — Nick Ahmed
C — Carson Kelly
SP — Zack Godley

One thing to keep an eye on tonight is to see how Beede handles adversity with Buster Posey catching him behind home plate. Buster is an elite defender back there, but I wonder if his majestic aura only makes the situation more fraught for Beede, who clearly gets flustered at certain points in the game.

Vogt was a steady presence the last two starts. If Beede can keep it together, he’s likely to find an even better advocate and battery mate.

2B — Joe Panik
RF — Mike Yastrzemski
C — Buster Posey
3B — Pablo Sandoval
1B — Brandon Belt
CF — Kevin Pillar
LF — Alex Dickerson
SS — Brandon Crawford
SP — Tyler Beede

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