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Giants @ Mets, 6/6

Anderson (1-1, 3.84 FIP) vs. Wheeler (3-5, 3.35 FIP)

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The best way to bounce back from being shutout by Jason Vargas is to play a game so early in the morning that there’s no way most of the fan base could find the time or interest to watch you the next day. Sure, this 9:10am Pacific start was on the schedule months ago, but it’s worked out beautifully to make anonymous a truly baffling team.

Today, it’s Zack Wheeler, the old Giants farmhand who was traded for Carlos Beltran back in 2011. That’s... now a very long time ago. After a good 2018, he’s had a bumpy start to 2019. His biggest problem has been home runs, having allowed nine in just 77 innings pitched. He’s striking batters out at a higher rate than ever before — 10.17 K/9 is a career best — but he’s also allowed 40 runs (all earned) in those 77 innings pitched (12 starts).

He also throws, on average, 97 mph.

SS — Amed Rosario
LF — Dom Smith
1B — Pete Alonso
RF — Michael Conforto
3B — Todd Frazier
2B — Adeiny Hechavarría
CF — Juan Lagares
C — Tomás Nido
SP — Zack Wheeler

Shaun Anderson looked good in his last start, his first major league win, but we’ll see how he does against a non-Orioles lineup. Here’s the Giants’ lineup:

2B — Joe Panik
LF — Mike Yastrzemski
3B — Pablo Sandoval
1B — Brandon Belt
C — Stephen Vogt
SS — Brandon Crawford
RF — Kevin Pillar
CF — Steven Duggar
SP — Shaun Anderson