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8/18 Gamethread: Giants vs. Angels

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Trevor Cahill vs. Dylan Bundy.

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San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Here’s hoping the San Francisco Giants give us all a break and lose before the ninth inning.


Game #25

Who: Los Angeles Angels (8-15) vs. San Francisco Giants (8-16)
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
When: 1:10 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: ESPN (available through fuboTV)
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Steven Duggar returns to the starting lineup and, thankfully, is actually being used in center field this time.

  1. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .310/.429/.632 — 190 OPS+
  2. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .241/.313/.397 — 96 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .400/.432/.560 — 173 OPS+
  4. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .191/.269/.404 — 84 OPS+
  5. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .230/.269/.410 — 85 OPS+
  6. DH — Pablo Sandoval (S) — .180/.250/.180 — 23 OPS+
  7. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .230/.299/.295 — 66 OPS+
  8. C — Tyler Heineman (S) — .189/.286/.216 — 43 OPS+
  9. CF — Steven Duggar (L) — .133/.188/.200 — 8 OPS+
    RHP — Trevor Cahill — 0.00 ERA, 7.92 FIP, 2 K and 4 BB in 1.2 IP

As for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, it would appear that ... yep, they still have Mike Trout.

  1. SS — David Fletcher (R) — .309/.380/.468 — 132 OPS+
  2. 1B — Tommy La Stella (L) — .290/.383/.464 — 132 OPS+
  3. CF — Mike Trout (R) — .299/.349/.701 — 179 OPS+
  4. 3B — Anthony Rendon (R) — .238/.435/.571 — 175 OPS+
  5. DH — Shohei Ohtani (L) — .203/.271/.453 — 95 OPS+
  6. LF — Brian Goodwin (L) — .302/.371/.603 — 162 OPS+
  7. RF — Jo Adell (R) — .188/.212/.188 — 12 OPS+
  8. C — Anthony Bemboom (L) — N/A
  9. 2B — Luis Rengifo (S) — .150/.244/.175 — 19 OPS+
    RHP — Dylan Bundy — 1.57 ERA, 2.21 FIP, 35 K and 3 BB in 28.2 IP

Notes

Cahill returns: It’s just the second start of the season for Trevor Cahill, and it comes against the team he played for in 2019. He’ll hope to do better against his former team than he did while with them.

Pujols will have to wait for SF: Coming into this series, the Angels to watch were Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and Jo Adell. Pujols is a shell of the player he once was — when he won three MVPs in five years — but he’s very close to a historic milestone, as he sits at 659 career home runs, just one behind Willie Mays.

He gets a day off today, meaning unless he comes in as a pinch hitter, he’ll try and tie the Giants legend in San Francisco when the series moves there tomorrow.

Bundy is good: This isn’t really a note so much as just a general statement, but in case you’ve just been staring at a lineup that has Trout, Rendon, and Ohtani in the middle of it, and missed the pitching, here’s a reminder that Dylan Bundy is really, really, really good, or at least he has been this year, where he’s struck out 11 batters per nine innings while walking less than one.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.