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9/26 Gamethread: Giants vs. Padres

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Johnny Cueto vs. Zach Davies.

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After last night’s demoralizing loss, the San Francisco Giants are not in as good of position as they hoped to be in. But they still control their fate as they head into the season’s penultimate game, against the San Diego Padres.

There are three ways that the Giants can get in the postseason:

  1. They win on Saturday and Sunday.
  2. They win on Saturday or Sunday, but not both, the Philadelphia Phillies lose one of their final two games (against the Tampa Bay Rays), and the Milwaukee Brewers lose one of their final two games (against the St. Louis Cardinals).
  3. They lose on Saturday and Sunday and the Phillies and Brewers lose both of their final two games.

They won’t be eliminated tonight, but if everything breaks the right way they can clinch tonight.


Game #59

Who: San Francisco Giants (29-29) vs. San Diego Padres (35-23)
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
When: 6:15 p.m.
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: MLB Network, out of market only (available through fuboTV)
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Put your faith in these fine fellows.

  1. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .285/.387/.565 — 160 OPS+
  2. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .299/.370/.585 — 159 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .335/.374/.476 — 134 OPS+
  4. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .310/.427/.599 — 180 OPS+
  5. DH — Wilmer Flores (R) — .268/.317/.511 — 124 OPS+
  6. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .259/.303/.438 — 102 OPS+
  7. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .262/.335/.463 — 119 OPS+
  8. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .275/.341/.376 — 99 OPS+
  9. C — Tyler Heineman (S) — .195/.283/.220 — 43 OPS+
    RHP — Johnny Cueto — 5.53 ERA, 4.65 FIP, 52 K and 25 BB in 57 IP

And don’t put your faith in these dudes.

  1. CF — Trent Grisham (L) — .257/.359/.467 — 127 OPS+
  2. SS — Fernando Tatis Jr. (R) — .279/.367/.566 — 154 OPS+
  3. 3B — Manny Machado (R) — .306/.373/.589 — 161 OPS+
  4. DH — Eric Hosmer (L) — .281/.329/.518 — 130 OPS+
  5. LF — Tommy Pham (R) — .218/.325/.297 — 75 OPS+
  6. 1B — Mitch Moreland (L) — .248/.326/.519 — 126 OPS+
  7. C — Austin Nola (R) — .271/.349/.471 — 128 OPS+
  8. 2B — Jake Cronenworth (L) — .299/.370/.500 — 138 OPS+
  9. RF — Jurickson Profar (S) — .273/.342/.430 — 113 OPS+
    RHP — Zach Davies — 2.85 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 60 K and 19 BB in 66.1 IP

Notes

Webb is available: Logan Webb is available to pitch out of the bullpen. Drew Smyly will start on Sunday, so he’s not available.

Win, please: Kinda says it all, doesn’t it?


Enjoy the baseball, friends.