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5/15 Gamethread: Giants vs. Pirates

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Johnny Cueto vs. Tyler Anderson.

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After a tough loss on Friday night, the San Francisco Giants find themselves tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the halfway point of the series. If they win today, winning the series is still a possibility. If they lose ... well, then it’s not.

Programming note: No recap today.


Game #39

Who: San Francisco Giants (23-15) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-22)
When: 3:35 p.m. PT
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Here’s the Giants Saturday crew. Johnny Cueto! And ... not a great offensive look here.

  1. CF — Austin Slater (R) — .227/.318/.392 — 101 OPS+
  2. RF — Darin Ruf (R) — .213/.377/.489 — 145 OPS+
  3. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .252/.358/.447 — 128 OPS+
  4. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .186/.273/.289 — 60 OPS+
  5. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .235/.315/.500 — 128 OPS+
  6. 2B — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .225/.273/.324 — 69 OPS+
  7. C — Curt Casali (R) — .106/.236/.128 — 8 OPS+
  8. LF — Mike Tauchman (L) — .209/.274/.313 — 68 OPS+
  9. RHP — Johnny Cueto — 3.52 ERA, 3.15 FIP, 20 K and 5 BB in 23 IP

And old friend Tyler Anderson on the mound for Pittsburgh.

  1. 2B — Adam Frazier (L) — .315/.383/.456 — 132 OPS+
  2. SS — Kevin Newman (R) — .202/.230/.256 — 35 OPS+
  3. CF — Bryan Reynolds (S) — .287/.387/.465 — 135 OPS+
  4. C — Jacob Stallings (R) — .237/.360/.398 — 110 OPS+
  5. RF — Gregory Polanco (L) — .204/.279/.344 — 72 OPS+
  6. 1B — Will Craig (R) — .143/.250/.571 — 119 OPS+
  7. LF — Ben Gamel (L) — .100/.182/.100 — -19 OPS+
  8. 3B — Erik González (R) — .207/.220/.298 — 42 OPS+
  9. LHP — Tyler Anderson — 3.05 ERA, 3.13 FIP, 37 K and 12 BB in 41.1 IP

Notes

No Yaz: Mike Yastrzemski is getting a day off after running into the scoreboard on Friday. He’s expected to return on Sunday.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.