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4/12 Gamethread: Giants vs. Reds

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Aaron Sanchez vs. Wade Miley

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The San Francisco Giants have been impressive so far this season, and it’s largely been due to the surprising strength of their pitching. But that pitching gets a real test tonight against the Cincinnati Reds, who are averaging 7.3 runs per game.


Game #10

Who: San Francisco Giants (6-3) vs. Cincinnati Reds (6-3)
When: 6:45 p.m. PT
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area+ (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: MLB Network (out of market only)
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

It’s a mostly right-handed crew for the Giants, which means their two best hitters last year are on the bench: Mike Yastrzemski, who is getting a rest day, and Brandon Belt, who is currently being platooned.

  1. RF — Austin Slater (R) — .154/.267/.269 — 49 OPS+
  2. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .321/.310/.393 — 93 OPS+
  3. LF — Darin Ruf (R) — .231/.333/.692 — 174 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .333/.394/.667 — 186 OPS+
  5. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .150/.320/.250 — 61 OPS+
  6. C — Buster Posey (R) — .286/.375/.571 — 157 OPS+
  7. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .125/.222/.125 — 0 OPS+
  8. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .172/.226/.448 — 80 OPS+
  9. RHP — Aaron Sanchez — 1.80 ERA, 1.55 FIP, 4 K and 0 BB in 5 IP

And here’s that oh so dangerous Reds squad that Aaron Sanchez will try to keep quiet.

  1. LF — Jesse Winker (L) — .500/.538/.667 — 218 OPS+
  2. RF — Nick Castellanos (R) — .324/.359/.757 — 186 OPS+
  3. 1B — Joey Votto (L) — .162/.205/.162 — 0 OPS+
  4. SS — Eugenio Suarez (R) — .207/.351/.448 — 111 OPS+
  5. 3B — Mike Moustakas (L) — .333/.472/.556 — 172 OPS+
  6. CF — Nick Senzel (R) — .348/.464/.435 — 142 OPS+
  7. 2B — Jonathan India (R) — .379/.394/.483 — 132 OPS+
  8. C — Tucker Barnhart (L) — .409/.435/.727 — 201 OPS+
  9. LHP — Wade Miley — 0.00 ERA, 1.65 FIP, 6 K and 1 BB in 6 IP

Notes

Aaron Sanchez! Some cool stuff about the Giants starter tonight, and nice to see Amy G!


Enjoy the baseball, friends.