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8/2 Gamethread: Giants vs. Rangers

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Jeff Samardzija vs. Kolby Allard.

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On Saturday, the San Francisco Giants won their first series of the year. Now they go for their first sweep. Seems like a good idea, if you ask me. Not that you did.


Game #10

Who: San Francisco Giants (5-4) vs. Texas Rangers (2-5)
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
When: 1:05 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

More mixing and matching from the Giants, who put seven righties against a left-handed pitcher.

  1. RF — Austin Slater (R) — .357/.471/.357 — 142 OPS+
  2. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .300/.313/.500 — 128 OPS+
  3. CF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .400/.561/.767 — 276 OPS+
  4. LF — Hunter Pence (R) — .000/.042/.000 — -87 OPS+
  5. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .455/.500/.636 — 223 OPS+
  6. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .448/.433/.690 — 216 OPS+
  7. DH — Darin Ruf (R) — .357/.438/.429 — 149 OPS+
  8. C — Chadwick Tromp (R) — .250/.250/.375 — 76 OPS+
  9. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .190/.292/.190 — 42 OPS+
    RHP — Jeff Samardzija — 11.25 ERA, 9.83 FIP, 1K and 1 BB in 4.0 IP

The Rangers, on the other hand, are putting just three lefties in their lineup against a right-handed pitcher.

  1. LF — Shin-Soo Choo (L) — .125/.263/.313 — 65 OPS+
  2. SS — Elvis Andrus (R) — .208/.345/.250 — 76 OPS+
  3. DH — Willie Calhoun (L) — 0.67/.067/.067 — -61 OPS+
  4. RF — Joey Gallo (L) — .240/.367/.560 — 161 OPS+
  5. 1B — Todd Frazier (R) — .217/.308/.435 — 110 OPS+
  6. 2B — Nick Solak (R) — .211/.318/.211 — 57 OPS+
  7. CF — Scott Heineman (R) — .125/.125/.500 — 67 OPS+
  8. 3B — Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R) — .188/.278/.313 — 70 OPS+
  9. C — Jeff Mathis (R) — 1.000/1.000/3.000 — 987 OPS+
    LHP — Kolby Allard — N/A

Notes

Faith in the vets: Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford are in the lineup despite rough offensive numbers to start the season. It sounds like Gabe Kapler and the front office are still a ways away from losing faith in either veteran, and both players have been very unlucky so far.

Smyly concern: Drew Smyly exited Saturday’s game with left index finger soreness. With his next start scheduled for a hitter’s park on Thursday, it looks like he might be headed for the Injured List.


Grab your brooms and enjoy the baseball, everyone!