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9/7 Gamethread: Giants vs. Diamondbacks

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After stumbling in Friday’s series opener, the San Francisco Giants have now won two straight, and have a chance to take a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

That would move them to .500, which sure would be cool.

Note: We’ve got a funny start time today (5:05 p.m.) due to the holiday.


Game #42

Who: San Francisco Giants (20-21) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-26)
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
When: 5:05 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

We haven’t seen Pablo Sandoval in a while, but he gets a rare start ... his first of the year at third base.

  1. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .296/.409/.579 — 168 OPS+
  2. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .269/.347/.538 — 139 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .344/.388/.516 — 147 OPS+
  4. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .340/.436/.681 — 202 OPS+
  5. DH — Wilmer Flores (R) — .299/.345/.533 — 137 OPS+
  6. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .274/.344/.434 — 113 OPS+
  7. 3B — Pablo Sandoval (S) — .208/.262/.260 — 45 OPS+
  8. C — Joey Bart (R) — .265/.345/.367 — 97 OPS+
  9. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .286/.327/.367 — 92 OPS+
    RHP — Kevin Gausman — 4.43 ERA, 3.76 FIP, 53 K and 9 BB in 40.2 IP

And here’s the Diamondbacks offensively-challenged lineup, which is averaging just 2.78 runs per game in their nine contests against the Giants.

  1. 2B — Josh Rojas (L) — .167/.238/.167 — 12 OPS+
  2. CF — Ketel Marte (S) — .307/.341/.431 — 105 OPS+
  3. 1B — Christian Walker (R) — .290/.346/.490 — 120 OPS+
  4. RF — Kole Calhoun (L) — .197/.331/.424 — 100 OPS+
  5. 3B — Wyatt Mathisen (R) — N/A
  6. DH — David Peralta (L) — .280/.331/.378 — 90 OPS+
  7. SS — Nick Ahmed (R) — .241/.305/.376 — 81 OPS+
  8. LF — Daulton Varsho (L) — .152/.220/.261 — 28 OPS+
  9. C — Carson Kelly (R) — .187/.238/.293 — 41 OPS+
    RHP — Zac Gallen — 1.80 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 54 K and 15 BB in 50 IP

Notes

Longo sits: Evan Longoria was initially in the lineup when the Giants put it out on Monday morning. But he was scratched due to glute soreness (hey, we’ve all been there), and replaced by Pablo Sandoval.

A debut! The DBacks are in punt mode, and so we get to see a player make his debut: third baseman Wyatt Mathisen, a 26 year old. Mathisen was drafted in the second round of 2012, and has slowly worked his way up to the Majors. He’s not a highly-touted prospect, but a debut is always exciting, and hopefully it’s a good day for him (not too good, though.)


Enjoy the baseball, friends. Happy Labor Day.