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4/6 Gamethread: Giants vs. Padres

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Aaron Sanchez vs. Yu Darvish.

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The San Francisco Giants took the first game of their three-game set with the San Diego Padres, putting themselves in the driver’s seat to win a road series against one of baseball’s best teams.

To do so, they’ll have to beat a really, really good pitcher, either today or tomorrow.

Why not today?


Game #5

Who: San Francisco Giants (2-2) vs. San Diego Padres (3-2)
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
When: 7:10 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area+ (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: MLB Network
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

The Giants lineup looks a bit different than in the first game, as they’re now facing a righty.

Note: All stats are from 2020.

  1. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .297/.400/.568 — 166 OPS+
  2. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .298/.371/.576 — 159 OPS+
  3. 2B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .268/.315/.515 — 126 OPS+
  4. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .309/.425/.591 — 179 OPS+
  5. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .254/.297/.425 — 98 OPS+
  6. C — Buster Posey (R) — N/A
  7. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .256/.326/.465 — 117 OPS+
  8. CF — Austin Slater (R) — .282/.408/.506 — 153 OPS+
  9. RHP — Aaron Sanchez — N/A

And here’s San Diego’s lineup.

  1. 2B — Jake Cronenworth (L) — .285/.354/.477 — 130 OPS+
  2. CF — Tommy Pham (R) — .211/.312/.312 — 76 OPS+
  3. 3B — Manny Machado (R) — .304/.370/.580 — 161 OPS+
  4. 1B — Eric Hosmer (L) — .287/.333/.517 — 134 OPS+
  5. RF — Wil Myers (R) — .288/.353/.606 — 162 OPS+
  6. LF — Jurickson Profar (S) — .278/.343/.428 — 115 OPS+
  7. SS — Ha-Seong Kim (R) — N/A
  8. C — Víctor Caratini (S) — .241/.333/.328 — 83 OPS+
  9. RHP — Yu Darvish — 2.01 ERA, 2.23 FIP, 93 K and 14 BB in 76 IP

Notes

La Stella a late scratch: For the second game in a row, the Giants had a late scratch. Tommy La Stella was initially in the lineup, hitting leadoff and playing second base. But he was scratched due to upper back tightness.

Tatís out: Fernando Tatís Jr. is out after injuring his shoulder swinging at a pitch in Monday’s game. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but Tatís has been placed on the 10-day Injured List, so the Giants definitely won’t see him again in this series.

LOL these names: Here’s a tweet with some names.

26 players: When Aaron Sanchez takes the mound in the bottom of the first inning — or the batter’s box in the top of the first! — the Giants will have used all 26 of their active roster players.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.