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9/12 Gamethread: Giants vs. Braves

Alex Cobb vs. Spencer Strider.

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Alex Cobb pouring water on his head Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

It’s time for a new series, and it’s time for the defending champion Atlanta Braves to pay the San Francisco Giants a visit. This series probably won’t be easy. Which means it probably won’t be fun. But it might be!

The Giants are turning to righty Alex Cobb, who is 5-6 with a 3.68 ERA, a 3.00 FIP, and 126 strikeouts to 37 walks in 122.1 innings. He’s up against breakout star Spencer Strider, a righty who has a 10-4 record, a 2.69 ERA, a 1.83 FIP, and 183 strikeouts to 41 walks in 120.2 innings, which have been split between being a starter and a reliever.

The Giants also have two new players in the fold: Willie Calhoun (who starts at designated hitter) and reliever Cole Waites. Austin Dean has been optioned and Tommy La Stella placed on the IL.



  1. LaMonte Wade Jr. — 1B
  2. Mike Yastrzemski — CF
  3. Wilmer Flores — 3B
  4. Joc Pederson — LF
  5. Brandon Crawford — SS
  6. Thairo Estrada — 2B
  7. Willie Calhoun — DH
  8. Luis González — RF
  9. Austin Wynns — C

RHP: Alex Cobb


  1. Ronald Acuña Jr. — DH
  2. Dansby Swanson — SS
  3. Austin Riley — 3B
  4. Matt Olson — 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud — C
  6. Michael Harris II — CF
  7. Vaughn Grissom — 2B
  8. Eddie Rosario — LF
  9. Robbie Grossman — RF

RHP: Spencer Strider

Game #141

Who: San Francisco Giants (67-73) vs. Atlanta Braves (87-53)

Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California

When: 6:45 p.m. PT

Regional broadcast: n/a (available on fuboTV)

National broadcast: MLB Network (available on fuboTV)

Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM