SAN FRANCISCO – Giants manager Gabby Kepler has changed his lineup card for Game 1 of the much-anticipated NLDS series against the Dodgers.
Along with Los Angeles right-hander Walker Boehler at Dodgers Hill, the Giants will compete with the team’s best left-handed hitters in the lineup.
Lineup of giants.
- Tommy La Stella 2b.
- Wilmer Flores 1b.
- Brendan Crawford SS.
- Buster Posey C.
- La Monte Wade Jr. RF.
- Chris Bryant LF
- Mike Esther Zemsky CF.
- Avon Longoria 3b.
- Logan Web SP.
Kepler said it was possible on Thursday that Buster Posey would start the game every post-season with the Giants playing because the teams would not play for more than three consecutive days during the playoffs. The same goes for shortstop Brandon Crawford, who was the only giant to start all six games during the team’s final home stand of the regular season.
In addition to Posey and Crawford, the Giants will prepare their start to make a match-up against the opposing starters and continue to take advantage of the platoon whenever possible.
One of the hardest calls the Giants made in determining their lineup for Friday’s showdown was deciding which right-handed sluggers to leave on the bench.
Game 1 is the first playoff appearance for the web, from 24-year-old right-hander Rocklin, California, who started his big league with the Giants in August, 2019.
Darren Rove has been one of the team’s most consistent hitters all year, but Roof is better against the left and could see a late chance in the game if the Dodgers turn south foot from Belpin to Alex Vesia.
Roof, infielder Donovan Solano and outfielder Austin Slater are all expected to be in the Giants’ starting line-up on Saturday when the team face Dodgers Lefty and Julio Urias, who have won just 20 games this season in the MLB. Will
Before setting up their Game 1 lineup, the Giants already made a challenging decision as the team knocked starter Johnny Kyoto off the NLDS roster. The 14-year-old veteran returned from a Kyoto elbow injury and made his first career offer in the last week of the season to Belpin, but the team chose young right-handers Zac Little and Kervin Castro to their roster. Of Kyoto.
# SF Giants Dodgers, NLDS Game 1.
Crawford La Stella.
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