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Baseball doesn’t feel very important right now, but it’s happening. And after the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers elected to postpone Wednesday’s game, it will be interesting to see what gestures and action — if any — are featured during Thursday’s doubleheader.


Game #32

Who: San Francisco Giants (15-16) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (22-9)
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

Joey Bart gets his first career taste of the designated hitter life, which means he’ll be starting at catcher in the second game of the doubleheader. And Joey Rickard gets the start in his first day of the year on the roster.

  1. CF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .293/.410/.612 — 179 OPS+
  2. 2B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .291/.327/.515 — 129 OPS+
  3. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .292/.333/.472 — 121 OPS+
  4. LF — Darin Ruf (R) — .262/.354/.405 — 111 OPS+
  5. SS — Donovan Solano (R) — .351/.390/.505 — 147 OPS+
  6. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .313/.395/.612 — 174 OPS+
  7. DH — Joey Bart (R) — .235/.350/.412 — 111 OPS+
  8. RF — Joey Rickard (R) — N/A
  9. C — Chadwick Tromp (R) — .191/.200/.340 — 46 OPS+
    RHP — Logan Webb — 3.29 ERA, 3.16 FIP, 26 K and 11 BB in 27.1 IP

And for the Dodgers, there are ... lots of good players.

  1. RF — Mookie Betts (R) — .293/.359/.638 — 167 OPS+
  2. SS — Corey Seager (L) — .300/.340/.600 — 152 OPS+
  3. 3B — Justin Turner (R) — .294/.286/.431 — 125 OPS+
  4. CF — Cody Bellinger (L) — .225/.301/.458 — 105 OPS+
  5. LF — A.J. Pollock (R) — .263/.311/.495 — 117 OPS+
  6. 1B — Max Muncy (L) — .194/.323/.435 — 107 OPS+
  7. 2B — Chris Taylor (R) — .256/.374/.389 — 111 OPS+
  8. DH — Joc Pederson (L) — .187/.299/.373 — 84 OPS+
  9. C — Austin Barnes (R) — .273/.317/.345 — 83 OPS+
    LHP — Clayton Kershaw — 2.25 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 29 K and 4 BB in 24 IP

Notes

Betts decides to play: Mookie Betts — the only African-American player on either team’s active roster — was originally not in the lineup, as he wasn’t planning on playing today. But after talking with other Black players in baseball, he decided that playing was the way he wanted to use his platform.

Black lives matter: