The Giants are once again turning to an opener, this time righty John Brebbia, who has been one of their best relievers this year. Brebbia has appeared in an NL-best 74 games, and amassed a 3.14 ERA, a 3.31 FIP, and 53 strikeouts to 18 walks in 66 innings. This is his 10th time serving as an opener, and so far he’s yet to allow a run in the role, with just nine baserunners allowed in his previous nine starts/innings. It’s expected that Sean Hjelle will pitch the bulk of the innings in long relief.
For the Padres it’s right-hander Joe Musgrove, who has a 10-7 record, a 3.03 ERA, a 3.65 FIP, and 177 strikeouts to 40 walks in 175 innings. Musgrove has been spectacular in four starts against the Giants this year, with the following line: 27.2 innings, 14 hits, 9 walks, 4 runs, and 25 strikeouts.
With a win, the Giants will ensure that they finish the season at at least .500, which isn’t really something to celebrate, but I’ll do it anyway.
Who: San Francisco Giants (80-79) vs. San Diego Padres (87-72)
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
When: 6:40 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)
National broadcast: n/a
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM, KSFN 1510 AM