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7/1 Gamethread: Giants vs. Diamondbacks

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Johnny Cueto vs. Merrill Kelly.

MLB: JUN 22 Giants at Angels Photo by John McCoy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s the first game of July, and the San Francisco Giants will seek to avoid their first four-game losing streak of the season. The good news is they’re playing an Arizona Diamondbacks team that they’ve beaten all six times they’ve faced off this season.


Game #80

Who: San Francisco Giants (50-29) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (22-60
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
When: 6:40 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)
National broadcast: ESPN (available on fuboTV)
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Yaz is back, thank goodness.

  1. 1B — LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) — .268/.349/.505 — 134 OPS+
  2. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .223/.327/.464 — 117 OPS+
  3. C — Buster Posey (R) — .330/.418/.560 — 169 OPS+
  4. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .227/.297/.387 — 88 OPS+
  5. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .248/.332/.522 — 133 OPS+
  6. 3B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .263/.329/.430 — 109 OPS+
  7. CF — Steven Duggar (L) — .316/.392/.559 — 161 OPS+
  8. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .268/.321/.381 — 94 OPS+
  9. RHP — Johnny Cueto — 3.63 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 53 K and 12 BB in 67 IP

And here’s the DBacks lineup. It’s not great!

  1. SS — Josh Rojas (L) — .262/.337/.445 — 113 OPS+
  2. CF — Pavin Smith (L) — .270/.322/.399 — 97 OPS+
  3. 3B — Eduardo Escobar (S) — .246/.292/.465 — 104 OPS+
  4. 1B — Christian Walker (R) — .230/.277/.358 — 73 OPS+
  5. LF — David Peralta (L) — .252/.313/.396 — 94 OPS+
  6. RF — Josh Reddick (L) — .264/.287/.355 — 76 OPS+
  7. 2B — Josh VanMeter (L) — .165/.300/.264 — 58 OPS+
  8. C — Stephen Vogt (L) — .200/.298/.374 — 84 OPS+
  9. RHP — Merrill Kelly — 4.73 ERA, 3.96 FIP, 82 K and 25 BB in 91.1 IP

Notes

Roster shuffle: Left-handed hitting outfielder Mike Tauchman has been placed on the Injured List, and right-handed hitting outfielder Jaylin Davis has been activated for the first time this season.


Enjoy the baseball, friends.