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Giants vs. Diamondbacks, 8/27

Leake (9-10, 4.77 ERA) vs. Samardzija (9-10, 3.44 ERA)

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

None of this afternoon’s flood of moves by the Giants will factor into this game in the early going, so it’s up to Jeff Samardzija alone to keep his momentum going.

Here’s how he’s done since the start of June: 15 starts, 90.1 IP, 3.19 ERA, 78 K, 20 BB, 11 home runs allowed. Narrow that down to since the start of July and it’s a 2.00 ERA in 10 starts (63 IP), 51 K, 13 BB, 7 home runs allowed.

In fact, since July 1st he’s allowed 1 or 0 runs (earned or otherwise) in six of those 10 starts. In the other four? 2 ER, 2 ER, 4 ER, 2 ER. He has yet to face Arizona in San Francisco this year, however, and so tonight could be a very long night for him. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 at Oracle in 2019.

LF — Jarrod Dyson
CF — Ketel Marte
2B — Eduardo Escobar
1B — Christian Walker
3B — Jake Lamb
RF — Adam Jones
SS — Nick Ahmed
C — Alex Avila
SP — Mike Leake

Mike Leake’s best game as a Diamondback came a week and a half ago against the Giants. He allowed eight hits in six innings along with four runs (on three home runs). That was Mike Yastrzemski’s three-home run game, though Yaz did it against three total pitchers. He, along with Pillar, and Belt got to Leake last time.

RF — Mike Yastrzemski
1B — Brandon Belt
3B — Evan Longoria
LF — Alex Dickerson
C — Stephen Vogt
CF — Kevin Pillar
SS — Brandon Crawford
2B — Donovan Solano
SP — Jeff Samardzija

Hey! Mauricio Dubon is here. Tyler Rogers might very well make his major league debut later in the game. There’s reason to be excited! Don’t think about the Giants’ poor home record.