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Giants @ Diamondbacks, 8/18

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Bumgarner (8-7, 3.63 ERA) vs. Kelly (8-12, 4.75 ERA)

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Giants have a chance to sweep a four-game series on the road against what was their closest Wild Card opponent heading into the weekend and they’re throwing their best starting pitcher at the problem; so, we know they’ve done all they can in Arizona.

They’ve been helped by Ketel Marte’s absence from the lineup, which continues for a second straight game.

2B — Wilmer Flores
LF — David Peralta
3B — Eduardo Escobar
1B — Christian Walker
CF — Adam Jones
RF — Josh Rojas
SS — Nick Ahmed
C — Carson Kelly
SP — Merrill Kelly

It’s been confirmed today that Logan Webb will stay in the rotation and make another start, as will Tyler Beede, whom I still believe can be a viable major league pitcher, he just needs to believe in himself.

LF — Mike Yastrzemski
2B — Scooter Gennett
C — Buster Posey
1B — Brandon Belt
CF — Kevin Pillar
RF — Austin Slater
SS — Brandon Crawford
3B — Donovan Solano
SP — Madison Bumgarner

We also learned that Donovan Solano is, in fact, the backup third baseman. For now.