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Samardzija (4-6, 4.72 FIP) vs. Marquez (7-3, 3.61 FIP)

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

Hopefully, we’ve all fully absorbed Bumgarner’s brilliant start last night because it’s Samardzija Time!

One thing about The Shark’s month of June worth watching is that in his four starts, he’s allowed 1, 3, 4, and 5 earned runs (yes in that order). Will he swing back around today to register just 2 earned runs allowed to complete the set or will he go for 6?

RF — Charlie Blackmon
CF — David Dahl
3B — Nolan Arenado
1B — Daniel Murphy
LF — Raimel Tapia
2B — Ryan McMahon
C — Tony Wolters
SS — Garrett Hampson
SP — German Marquez

The Brandon Belt leadoff experiment generated an 0-for-3 with a strikeout and sacrifice fly, which isn’t exciting, but there you go.

1B — Brandon Belt
RF — Mike Yastrzemski
3B — Pablo Sandoval
LF — Alex Dickerson
C — Stephen Vogt
CF — Kevin Pillar
SS — Brandon Crawford
2B — Joe Panik
SP — Jeff Samardzija

Joe Panik has had a bad June. So bad I didn’t even realize: .227/.289/.280 (.569 OPS) in 83 plate appearances. German Marquez is a dominating presence on the mound and could easily duplicate Jon Gray’s performance from Monday night. that Pillar through Samardzija stretch through the batting order could look brutal today.