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4/21 Gamethread: Giants vs. Phillies

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Anthony DeSclafani vs. Zach Eflin.

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The San Francisco Giants have a chance to earn their second sweep of the season, and while every sweep is nice, a road sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies would qualify as a substantially more impressive achievement than a home sweep of the Colorado Rockies.

It’s also morning baseball, so fire up the french press, order a breakfast sandwich, crawl under the blankies, and turn on the TV.


Game #18

Who: San Francisco Giants (11-6) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (8-9)
When: 10:05 a.m. PT
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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

Bit of a different look for the Giants here. More on that in the notes.

  1. 3B — Tommy La Stella (L) — .294/.368/.471 — 137 OPS+
  2. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .197/.290/.393 — 93 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .298/.333/.362 — 98 OPS+
  4. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .190/.277/.405 — 91 OPS+
  5. C — Buster Posey (R) — .316/.381/.632 — 182 OPS+
  6. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .167/.278/.333 — 74 OPS+
  7. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .196/.250/.393 — 80 OPS+
  8. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .125/.192/.125 — -7 OPS+
  9. RHP — Anthony DeSclafani — 1.06 ERA, 2.66 FIP, 16 K and 4 BB in 17 IP

And here’s Philly’s crew.

  1. LF — Andrew McCutchen (R) — .157/.306/.255 — 59 OPS+
  2. 1B — Rhys Hoskins (R) — .258/.290/.500 — 115 OPS+
  3. RF — Bryce Harper (L) — .346/.485/.577 — 195 OPS+
  4. 3B — Alec Bohm (R) — .230/.265/.361 — 72 OPS+
  5. 2B — Brad Miller (L) — .214/.267/.429 — 90 OPS+
  6. C — Andrew Knapp (S) — .167/.214/.417 — 71 OPS+
  7. SS — Nick Maton (L) — .250/.250/.375 — 71 OPS+
  8. CF — Mickey Moniak (L) — .067/.176/.067 — -28 OPS+
  9. RHP — Zach Eflin — 3.16 ERA, 3.72 FIP, 16 K and 2 BB in 20 IP

Notes

Belt hopefully available: Brandon Belt exited Tuesday’s game with a minor injury, and that’s why he’s out of the lineup against a righty. However, Gabe Kapler is hoping that Belt can be available off the bench.

Rest for Longo: Evan Longoria has been one of the Giants handful of players who have been everyday players this year, so his exclusion in the lineup is simply to get him some rest. The Giants are currently in the middle a 13-day stretch of games every day.

Posey fifth: Partially due to Belt’s absence, and partially due to hitting two monster homers off a strong righty yesterday, Buster Posey bats fifth, which is the highest he’s been in the order this season.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.