Kevin Gausman was great, giving up only a couple of runs while peppering eight hits across six innings and leaving with a 3-2 lead yesterday. But the Rockies scored two runs in the seventh off Sam Coonrod to leave Gausman with a no-decision. I am just about DONE with Sam Coonrod.
Despite only splitting those four games with Colorado, by record the Giants are in the 8th spot and would face the Bums in the first three-game series at Chavez Ravine, but we have the Padres between us and staying in that position.
A doubleheader of seven innings games starts at Oracle at 4:10. It will be hard-throwing righty Chris Paddack (4-4, 4.23) on the mound for the Padres in the first game. He will face lefty Tyler Anderson (3-3, 4.53), who had an excellent outing last time up.
Behind Anderson will be Mike Yastrzemski! (Welcome back, Yaz!) Who will be playing right field and leading off, followed by:
Alex Dickerson (LF)
Donovan Solano (2B)
Brandon Belt (1B)
Wilmer Flores (DH)
Evan Longoria (3B)
Brandon Crawford (SS)
Mauricio Dubon (CF)
Joey Bart (C)
Hopefully Solano is rested after a night off, Dickerson stays hot and Longo, Dubey and Yaz all chip in. The Padres don’t have a reason to win as their position as the No. 2 in the NL West cannot change this weekend.
Will being hungrier make the difference?
I sure hope so! We gotta take three of these games to have a chance.
Let’s Go Giants!
Beat the Pads!
Let’s get that playoff spot!