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8/4 Gamethread: Giants vs. Rockies

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Kevin Gausman vs. Germán Márquez.

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The San Francisco Giants did not start their 10-game road trip on the right foot, falling 7-6 to the Colorado Rockies. With three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and three against the Houston Astros looming after they leave Denver, it would be a very good idea to get a win tonight.


Game #12

Who: San Francisco Giants (5-6) vs. Colorado Rockies (7-2)
Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
When: 5:40 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Just two right-handed hitters in the lineup for the Giants ... but one bats cleanup!

  1. CF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .333/.490/.692 — 234 OPS+
  2. RF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .308/.379/.654 — 189 OPS+
  3. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .111/.429/.111 — 66 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .333/.364/.611 — 173 OPS+
  5. DH — Pablo Sandoval (S) — .091/.192/.091 — -15 OPS+
  6. C — Tyler Heineman (S) — .300/.417/.350 — 123 OPS+
  7. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .207/.281/.207 — 43 OPS+
  8. 2B — Mauricio Dubón(R) — .227/.261/.273 — 53 OPS+
  9. LF — Steven Duggar (L) — .111/.200/.111 — -8 OPS+
    RHP — Kevin Gausman — 5.40 ERA, 2.56 FIP, 10 Ks and 1 BB in 8.1 IP

And here’s the Rockies lineup which, as you can see, unfortunately includes Nolan Arenado.

  1. CF — David Dahl (L) — .263/.317/.316 — 80 OPS+
  2. SS — Trevor Story (R) — .333/.450/.697 — 218 OPS+
  3. RF — Charlie Blackmon (L) — .368/.385/.500 — 148 OPS+
  4. 3B — Nolan Arenado (R) — .235/.308/.324 — 79 OPS+
  5. 1B — Daniel Murphy (L) — .346/.414/.500 — 157 OPS+
  6. DH — Matt Kemp (R) — .353/.450/.765 — 235 OPS+
  7. LF — Sam Hilliard (L) — .188/.316/.438 — 110 OPS+
  8. 2B — Chris Owings (R) — .333/.368/.500 — 143 OPS+
  9. C — Tony Wolters (L) — .192/.192/.231 — 19 OPS+
    RHP — Germán Márquez — 1.54 ERA, 2.79 FIP, 14 Ks and 4 BBs in 11.2 IP

Notes

Tough luck for Gausman: Kevin Gausman makes his second start and third appearance for the Giants. Despite this being his eighth year at the MLB level, it’s his first appearance at Coors Field, roughly 15 miles from where he was born and raised. He’ll finally play in his home park, and there won’t be any friends or family allowed inside.

Dubón! Mauricio Dubón was an everyday player to start the season, but now gets his first start since July 31. It certainly seems like he’s kept a great attitude despite the rocky start to the year.


I hope you all enjoy the baseball. I hope the baseball is worth enjoying.