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4/5 Gamethread: Giants vs. Padres

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Anthony DeSclafani vs. Adrián Morejón.

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Thus begins a three-game road series against one of the top teams in baseball. Best of luck, San Francisco Giants. I don’t envy you the task, but I’ll be watching the whole way.


Game #4

Who: San Francisco Giants (1-2) vs. San Diego Padres (3-1)
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
When: 7:10 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

It’s a lefty on the mound for the Padres, which plays into the Giants strengths, though sadly means we don’t get to see Brandon Belt, who is currently a platoon player given the Giants vast quantity of defensively-challenged right-handed hitters.

Note: All stats are from 2020.

  1. RF — Austin Slater (R) — .282/.408/.506 — 153 OPS+
  2. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .326/.365/.463 — 129 OPS+
  3. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .268/.315/.515 — 126 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .254/.297/.425 — 98 OPS+
  5. LF — Darin Ruf (R) — .276/.370/.517 — 144 OPS+
  6. C — Buster Posey (R) — N/A
  7. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .274/.337/.389 — 102 OPS+
  8. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .256/.326/.465 — 117 OPS+
  9. RHP — Anthony DeSclafani — 7.22 ERA, 6.10 FIP, 25 K and 16 BB in 33.2 IP

And here’s the Padres lineup which is ... terrifying.

  1. 2B — Jake Cronenworth (L) — .285/.354/.477 — 130 OPS+
  2. SS — Fernando Tatís Jr. (R) — .277/.366/.571 — 157 OPS+
  3. 3B — Manny Machado (R) — .304/.370/.580 — 161 OPS+
  4. 1B — Eric Hosmer (L) — .287/.333/.517 — 134 OPS+
  5. CF — Tommy Pham (R) — .211/.312/.312 — 76 OPS+
  6. RF — Wil Myers (R) — .288/.353/.606 — 162 OPS+
  7. LF — Jurickson Profar (S) — .278/.343/.428 — 115 OPS+
  8. C — Víctor Caratini (S) — .241/.333/.328 — 83 OPS+
  9. LHP — Adrián Morejón — 4.66 ERA, 5.93 FIP, 25 K and 4 BB in 19.1 IP

Notes

Yaz a late scratch: Mike Yastrzemski was initially in the lineup and hitting third, but was a late scratch due to soreness on his left hand, which was hit by a pitch on the final day of Spring Training. Brandon Crawford enters in Yastrzemski’s place, with Mauricio Dubón moving from shortstop to center field, and Austin Slater sliding over from center to right field.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.