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6/3 Gamethread: Giants vs. Cubs

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Anthony DeSclafani vs. Zach Davies.

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And thus begins yet another four-game series, and yet another series against one of the best teams in baseball. This will be a lot of fun for San Francisco Giants fans. Or it won’t be.

We’re about to find out.


Game #56

Who: San Francisco Giants (34-21) vs. Chicago Cubs (32-23)
When: 6:45 p.m. PT
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Not a ton of options for the Giants given the number of players battling injuries.

  1. 1B — LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) — .333/.440/.524 — 174 OPS+
  2. C — Buster Posey (R) — .315/.403/.585 — 177 OPS+
  3. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .210/.277/.353 — 78 OPS+
  4. 3B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .248/.326/.368 — 97 OPS+
  5. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .247/.335/.506 — 136 OPS+
  6. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .258/.303/.382 — 94 OPS+
  7. CF — Steven Duggar (L) — .324/.370/.559 — 160 OPS+
  8. RF — Mike Tauchman (L) — .192/.311/.288 — 73 OPS+
  9. RHP — Anthony DeSclafani — 3.56 ERA, 3.84 FIP, 54 K and 20 BB in 60.2 IP

And here’s who the Cubs are bringing to the party.

  1. LF — Joc Pederson (L) — .236/.319/.368 — 94 OPS+
  2. RF — Kris Bryant (R) — .317/.398/.598 — 177 OPS+
  3. SS — Javier Báez (R) — .255/.294/.516 — 123 OPS+
  4. 1B — Anthony Rizzo (L) — .275/.377/.455 — 134 OPS+
  5. C — Willson Contreras (R) — .248/.351/.442 — 122 OPS+
  6. CF — Ian Happ (S) — .195/.318/.342 — 87 OPS+
  7. 3B — Sergio Alcántara (S) — .667/.714/1.333 — 462 OPS+ (7 PAs)
  8. 2B — Eric Sogard (L) — .253/.303/.333 — 80 OPS+
  9. RHP — Zach Davies — 4.65 ERA, 4.86 FIP, 29 K and 27 BB in 50.1 IP

Notes

Roster moves: Before the game the Giants announced a few roster moves: outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and right-handed pitcher Logan Webb were placed on the 10-day Injured List, while right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano and infielder Jason Vosler have been recalled.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.