The Giants are giving the ball to funky left-hander Alex Wood, who enters the game with an 8-9 record in his second season with the Giants. Wood has been hot and cold this year, and sports a 4.17 ERA, a 3.43 FIP, and 110 strikeouts to 26 walks in 112.1 innings. He was brilliant in his last start, allowing just 3 hits and 6.1 scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres, leading the Giants to a much-needed 1-0. win.
On the other side is righty Zach Thompson, playing in his second MLB season. Thompson will give the Giants chances, as he has a 3-9 record, a 5.08 ERA, a 5.28 FIP, and 62 strikeouts to 36 walks in 90.1 innings. When he faced the Giants in June, he walked 5 batters and allowed 2 home runs in just 4.1 innings. San Francisco is certainly hoping to be able to channel a little bit of that in this game.
Win please, Giants. It’s good for the soul, and it’s a great use of a Sunday.
Who: San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
When: 1:05 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