Greek Giant

There are many interesting story lines in tonight’s game against the Reds. The Giants will start Tyler Beede. Mr. Beede has been impressive since Spring Training and appears to have figured out his delivery and wildness issues. The 25-year-old right-hander went 0-1 with an 8.22 ERA over two starts last season, but he is 1-1 with a 1.99 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento this year.

The Reds counter with Sonny Gray, the former Athletic who appeared to be on the fast track to superstardom till injuries derailed that journey. He is 0-4 going into the game.

The Giants and Reds possess the same desultory 13-18 mark.

Game time is 7:05 PM, Johnny Bench time.

Five Questions

  1. Will Tyler Beede earn his first Major League win in tonight’s start?
  2. Who will homer for the Giants in tonight’s game?
  3. What will it take for the Reds to get rid of the color black from their uniforms?
  4. Will the Giants finish with a better record than the Reds this season?
  5. How long will the Giants continue to carry three catchers (Buster, Kratz and Vogt) on their 25-man roster?