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Kevin Gausman vs. Walker Buehler.

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MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the San Francisco Giants might win this series.


Game #17

Who: San Francisco Giants (7-9) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (10-5)
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
When: 1:10 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: MLB Network
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

The Giants are facing a right-handed pitcher for the first time this series, so it’s a new look lineup. A day after hitting two home runs, Austin Slater gets a start against a righty.

  1. CF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .321/.449/.679 — 220 OPS+
  2. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .257/.333/.514 — 140 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .462/.473/.654 — 221 OPS+
  4. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .182/.333/.364 — 102 OPS+
  5. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .265/.289/.412 — 100 OPS+
  6. DH — Pablo Sandoval (S) — .200/.275/.200 — 41 OPS+
  7. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .189/.250/.189 — 30 OPS+
  8. RF — Austin Slater (R) — .310/.394/.586 — 178 OPS+
  9. C — Tyler Heineman (S) — .222/.323/.259 — 71 OPS+
    RHP — Kevin Gausman — 5.27 ERA, 2.82 FIP, 17 K and 2 BB in 13.2 IP

The Dodgers lineup, however, is quite similar to the first two games. Or at least the meat of it is.

  1. LF — Joc Pederson (L) — .216/.341/.459 — 127 OPS+
  2. RF — Mookie Betts (R) — .283/.345/.566 — 155 OPS+
  3. CF — Cody Bellinger (L) — .167/.231/.283 — 46 OPS+
  4. 3B — Justin Turner (R) — .250/.358/.429 — 124 OPS+
  5. 2B — Max Muncy (L) — .169/.310/.407 — 103 OPS+
  6. DH — A.J. Pollack (R) — .286/.333/.595 — 159 OPS+
  7. 1B — Matt Beaty (L) — .154/.267/.385 — 84 OPS+
  8. C — Will Smith (R) — .231/.364/.500 — 144 OPS+
  9. SS — Kike Hernandez (R) — .255/.286/.383 — 89 OPS+
    RHP — Walker Buehler — 5.19 ERA, 8.97 FIP, 6 K and 4 BB in 8.2 IP

Notes

Roster moves: In case you missed it, the Giants made four moves on Sunday morning. It included adding left-handed reliever Jarlin Garcia to the active roster, and we might see him in this game.

Taking it in stride: Hunter Pence was openly devastated after losing a ball in the lights on Saturday, and costing Johnny Cueto a chance at a no-hitter. But he’s taking it in stride by poking fun at himself.

And while Cueto was justifiably upset at the outcome, he doesn’t appear upset with his teammate.


Enjoy the baseball!