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Giants vs. D-backs lineups: Buster Posey back in, catching Tyler Beede

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Giants vs. D-backs lineups: Buster Posey back in, catching Tyler Beede

After getting Friday night off, catcher Buster Posey is back behind the plate for the Giants on Saturday in Arizona.

Posey will catch starting pitcher Tyler Beede, who picked up his first major league victory in his last outing. In seven appearances this season, Beede is 1-2 with a 6.67 ERA.

Alex Dickerson remains in the lineup after his historic Giants debut. Once again, he's playing left field and batting seventh behind center fielder Kevin Pillar.

In his first game in the majors in nearly three years, Dickerson hit a grand slam and drove in six runs to power the Giants to an 11-5 victory in the series opener.

Arizona will counter Beede with right-hander Zack Godley, who has a 6.52 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings this season.

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First pitch for Giants-D-backs is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT, with pregame coverage beginning at 6. You can follow all the action on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming online and on the MyTeams app.

Here are the lineups for the Giants-D-backs game:

San Francisco Giants (32-42)
1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
6. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
7. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Tyler Beede (R) P (1-2, 6.67 ERA)

Arizona Diamondbacks (38-39)
1. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
2. Ildemaro Vargas (S) 2B
3. David Peralta (L) LF
4. Adam Jones (R) RF
5. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
6. Christian Walker (R) 1B
7. Nick Ahmed (R) SS
8. Carson Kelly (R) C
9. Zack Godley (R) P (3-4, 6.52 ERA)

Watch Giants prospect Jacob Heyward get ejected on call by robot umpire

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Watch Giants prospect Jacob Heyward get ejected on call by robot umpire

Players getting angry towards an umpire is synonymous with baseball. And during the Arizona Fall League, it's no different ... even if you're arguing with technology.

During a Tuesday fall league game, Giants outfield prospect Jacob Heyward, the younger brother of Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, was ejected after striking out on a call made by a robot umpire:

Looks low and inside, right?

But if you scroll to the next photo of the Instagram post, the pitch tracker shows it was, indeed, a strike. 

So who (or what) was Heyward yelling at if he was unsatisfied with the call? Heyward appears to claim his displeasure wasn't with the home plate umpire -- who simply was relaying the call from a computer system -- but he was ejected nevertheless.

This year, the automated ball-strike system (ABS) has been implemented to use at all games being played at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The independent Atlantic League first tested the technology, which includes a real-life umpire still manning duties behind the plate. The ump receives communications via an earpiece that's connected to an iPhone, and then relays the call from the TrackMan computer system.

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Yes, it's complicated.

Despite Heyward's reaction, the data shows the pitch was a strike. And even if this is the case from now on (MLB will sometimes adopt these "experiments" down the line) the human element of emotions still will always come into play. 

MLB rumors: Giants interested in Royals' Mike Matheny for manager job

MLB rumors: Giants interested in Royals' Mike Matheny for manager job

The carousel continues to turn for the Giants manager job.

Former Giants catcher Mike Matheny has drawn interest from San Francisco for its managerial position, MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

Matheny played his final two MLB seasons with the Giants and retired from baseball in 2007. The four-time Gold Glove winner managed the Cardinals from 2012-18, finishing with 591 wins and 474 losses, good for a .555 winning percentage. 

He has spent the past two seasons with the Kansas City Royals as a special advisor for player development. 

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It is important to note the Giants have not been reported to have reached out to Matheny or brought him in for an interview.

As the process continues, Matheny is not likely to be the last name we hear associated with interviewing to take over for Bruce Bochy in San Francisco.