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Giants' Brandon Crawford: On bench Wednesday
Crawford is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Crawford is 10-for-24 with four home runs and 12 RBI since the All-Star break, but he'll head to the bench Wednesday following a string of six straight starts. In his place, Donovan Solano is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Alex Dickerson: Situated on bench
Dickerson is not in the lineup Wednesday against Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Dickerson has gone 7-for-10 with three doubles and three RBI in two starts since returning from a minor back injury, but he'll retreat to the bench for Wednesday's series finale as the Giants look to ease him back into action. Austin Slater is starting in the outfield and hitting second in his place.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Buster Posey: Takes seat Wednesday
Posey is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Posey will head to the bench for Wednesday's afternoon contest after Tuesday's night game. The backstop has collected a hit in all four games since the All-Star break, going 7-for-19 (.368) with two home runs and six RBI during that stretch. Stephen Vogt is starting behind the dish and hitting cleanup in this one.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Alex Dickerson: Four hits in win
Dickerson went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Colorado.
Dickerson hasn't skipped a beat since returning from his minor back injury, going a combined 7-for-10 with three doubles and three RBI in two starts. The 29-year-old has been playing every game like he's in Coors Field since joining the Giants, slashing .400/.471/.783 with four homers and 18 RBI over 67 plate appearances. Dickerson continues to start in right field and bat in the heart of the order against right-handed starters. It would be tough to ignore this kind of production in almost any format.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mike Yastrzemski: Stays hot with seventh homer
Yastrzemski 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 8-4 victory over the Rockies.
Yastrzemski followed up Monday's homer and three RBI with a repeat performance Tuesday. The 28-year-old rookie needed this trip to Coors Field, as he was struggling to the tune of a .207/.226/.276 slash line over his previous 10 games. Yaz appears to have regained his hold on the starting left field job against righties, only ceding starts to Austin Slater or Tyler Austin with lefties on the mound.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Will Smith: Blows second save
Smith gave up three runs on four hits (two home runs) while striking out two over an inning en route to his second blown save of the season Tuesday against the Rockies.
Luckily for Smith, the Giants were able to rally back and secure the victory, giving the closer his third win of the season. The 30-year-old has blown two saves in three chances since the All-Star break after going a perfect 23-for-23 prior to that. Tuesday's three-run meltdown was Smith's worst outing of the season by far. The veteran southpaw was able to bounce back after his first blown save last week, so fantasy owners shouldn't worry quite yet.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Drew Pomeranz: Goes five in no-decision
Pomeranz did not factor into the decision after throwing five innings of one-run ball Tuesday, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out four in an extra-inning win over the Rockies.
Pomeranz was actually in line for his third win of the season, but closer Will Smith uncharacteristically blew a three-run lead in the ninth. There were rumors that the southpaw and his 6.10 ERA could be moved out of the rotation this past weekend, but the team decided to give him another shot, and it paid off. all things considered. Pomeranz is still at risk of being converted into a reliever, considering the recent promotion of Andrew Suarez and Pomeranz's inability to go past five innings in all but one start this season. If he does get another turn in the rotation, it would come Sunday at home against the Mets, but he wouldn't be more than a strikeout streamer for that matchup.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Andrew Suarez: Working in long relief
Suarez will pitch out of the bullpen as a long reliever for the Giants, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez made two starts in the majors earlier this season, but he'll work out of the bullpen this time around after being called up Tuesday. The 26-year-old has been unable to maintain a place on the major-league roster this season after posting a 4.49 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 130:45 K:BB in 29 starts for the Giants in 2018.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Johnny Cueto: Nearing rehab games
Cueto (elbow) is expected to start pitching in rehab games in early August with the Giants' AZL affiliate, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Cueto has been slowly ramping up his throwing in bullpen sessions over the last few months as he makes his way back from August 2018 Tommy John surgery, and he may already have advanced to facing live hitters, per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. If he can avoid any setbacks, the 33-year-old will have a chance to rejoin the Giants for the final month of the season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Not in lineup
Slater is not starting Tuesday against the Rockies, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Slater owns a .333/.400/.852 slash line in 10 games so far this season. He'll sit in favor of Mike Yastrzemski in right field for Tuesday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Evan Longoria: Hopes to return in two weeks
Longoria (foot) hopes to return to action in two weeks, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Longoria landed on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis Monday, and reports that day indicated that he'd be out for more than the minimum 10 days. The third baseman sounds optimistic that he won't miss too much longer than the minimum, though he also gave one month as the long end of his expected timeline, so there's not a ton of clarity at the moment. He'll visit a specialist when the Giants return home on Thursday, at which point a clearer timetable could emerge.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Putting up strong numbers in minors
Shaw has hit for a combined 18 homers and 62 RBI across two levels in the minors this season.
Shaw slashed .288/.368/.500 in 45 games with Double-A Richmond, and hasn't missed a beat since his promotion to Triple-A Sacramento (.291/.348/.574 in 35 games). The 25-year-old slugger started in Double-A after struggling at Triple-A last season, but he has apparently taken a big step forward in the plate discipline department. The Giants are currently set at first base and left field, so it may take some trades at the deadline to open up a spot for Shaw on the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Brandon Belt: Starts both games of doubleheader
Belt went a combined 2-for-6 with two walks, an RBI and a pair of runs scored in Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
Belt led off in both contests -- as he has done for most of July -- and got on base four times as the Giants took both contests. The 31-year-old is slashing .241/.367/.422 and has already surpassed last season's total of 50 runs with 53 through 91 games this year.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Andrew Suarez: Promoted to big leagues
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez has started two games this season for the Giants, though he's been rocked for 10 runs while striking out seven over that stretch. Dereck Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Sam Coonrod: Returns to Triple-A
Coonrod was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander was called up to serve as the 26th man for the Giants' doubleheader Monday against the Rockies, and he ended up pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the first game with San Francisco leading 19-2. He carries an ERA of 7.42 at the Triple-A level this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Dereck Rodriguez: Heads back to minors
Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Rodriguez secured a victory in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies, surrendering just one run over five innings of work, but he'll head right back down to Triple-A following his spot start. Andrew Suarez was recalled in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Pablo Sandoval: Clear path to everyday role
Sandoval started at third base for both ends of the Giants' doubleheader sweep of the Rockies on Monday, going 1-for-7 with a run and three strikeouts between the two contests.
While Sandoval turned in a rather underwhelming line for the series opener at Coors Field, his fantasy value is nonetheless on the upswing after the Giants placed Evan Longoria (foot) on the 10-day injured list Monday. With Longoria on track to miss more than the minimum amount of time, Sandoval should handle everyday duties at the hot corner after previously serving in more of a part-time role. Donovan Solano and Austin Slater linger as potential backup options at third base, but both profile better defensively in the middle infield and outfield, respectively.... See More ... See Less