Game 157 Preview: Giants Begin Final Homestand with Three Game Series Vs. Rockies

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GreekGiant

Today’s Game: Rockies (73-83) Vs Giants (82-74) at Willie Mays Field, 7:15 pm
German Marques (1-0, 3.48) vs Matt Moore (11-12, 4.34)

The Starting Lineups

Rockies
1. Blackmon CF
2. LeMahieu 2B
3. Arenado 3B
4. Gonzalez RF
5. Hundley C
6. Dahl LF
7. Cardullo 1B
8. Adames SS
9. Marquez P

Giants
1. Span CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Crawford SS
6. Pagan LF
7. Panik 2B
8. Gillaspie 3B
9. Moore P

This is it! No more prognostications or speculations. The Giants enter their final homestand, a six-game set with the Rockies and Dodgers, trying to clinch a postseason birth. After the Battle of Stalingard-like second half performance, the Giants are trying to survive with their baseball lives in tact and put together some semblance of momentum. Starting for the Rockies tonight is German Marquez, making just the second start of his young career. The 21 year-old Venezuelan is a hot prospect the Rockies hope becomes a rotation mainstay.

In at third base for the Giants is Conor Gillaspie, filling in for Eduardo Nunez who has a grade 1 hamstring pull. Mac Williamson has been placed on the 60 Day disabled list with a strained quadricep. The rumor mill is flowing concerning the Giants acquiring Gordon (not David) Beckham. OOOOH Boy…

Some Questions

  1. How will Matt Moore bounce back from his last ignominious start against the Dodgers?
  2. How will the Giants bats fare without Nunez in the lineup against yet another rookie?
  3. How will Brandon Crawford’s swing be affected by that dislocated pinkie?
  4. Is Nolan Arenado the best player in baseball according to WAG (Wins Against the Giants)?
  5. Who will the Giants count on to provide that spiritual and emotional lift into the postseason?