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Giants @ Padres, 7/3

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Anderson (3-2, 3.86 ERA) vs . Quantrill (2-2, 4.66 ERA)

Los Angeles Dofgers v San Diego Padres

Well, well, well. The Giants have scored double digits in three straight games for the first time since 2010. Yeeeeehaw.

They scored 38 runs against the Reds in an August 2010 series at Oracle (then AT&T Park), and after those three games scored just 18 over their next five. In fact, after the third game of that series against the Reds the Diamondbacks shut them out in San Francisco, 6-0. Will that happen tonight?

It’s not impossible because 1) baseball and 2) this is the 20th game of the 20 consecutive games the Giants have been scheduled to play going back to June 14. They’re 10-9! Finishing that stretch 10-10 would feel poetic and appropriate and still, probably, a little bit of an accomplishment.

SS — Fernando Tatis Jr.
1B — Eric Hosmer
3B — Manny Machado
RF — Franmil Reyes
LF — Hunter Renfroe
CF — Wil Myers
2B — Greg Garcia
C — Austin Hedges
SP — Cal Quantrill

This will be Quantrill’s seventh major league start and his first game against the Giants. He’s more of a control / groundball pitcher with a sinker-slider-changeup mix. Batters are hitting the ball kinda hard off him (88.8 mph average exit velocity; 38.9% hard hit rate), but they’re not getting it in the air very much (9.1 average launch angle).

So, getting lift tonight will be important for these Giants hitters.

1B — Brandon Belt
RF — Mike Yastrzemski
3B — Evan Longoria
LF — Alex Dickerson
C — Stephen Vogt
CF — Kevin Pillar
2B — Joe Panik
SS — Donovan Solano
SP — Shaun Anderson

Solano’s platoon splits have been pronounced, so, he’s either in the lineup as a reward for his nice run or because something’s up with Brandon Crawford, which would really be something because it certainly has looked like he and Brandon Belt have been playing through injury.

Shaun Anderson made it into the sixth inning in each of his starts in June (six total), even completing six in four of them. He’s been on a nice little run himself.