Donovan Solano

Giants vs. Padres lineups: Right-handed batters get the nod in opener


Giants vs. Padres lineups: Right-handed batters get the nod in opener

After a much-needed day off, the Giants begin a three-game series in San Diego on Friday night.

With the Padres starting lefty Joey Lucchesi, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is going heavy on the right-handed hitters.

Donovan Solano will start in place of Joe Panik, while rookie Zach Green will play third base over Pablo Sandoval.

In the outfield, Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski are getting the night off with Tyler Austin starting in left and Austin Slater patrolling right field.

Jeff Samardzija takes the ball for the Giants, and will look to bounce back from a rough outing against the Mets.

The Giants are 16-4 in July and look to keep their push for the NL wild-card going.

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Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the My Teams app.

Here are the full Giants-Padres lineups:

San Francisco Giants (52-51)
1. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
3. Austin Slater (R) RF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
6. Zach Green (R) 3B
7. Tyler Austin (R) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P (7-8, 4.08 ERA)

San Diego Padres (48-54)
1. Fernando Tatis Jr. (R) SS
2. Manuel Margot (R) CF
3. Manny Machado (R) 3B
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
6. Wil Myers (R) LF
7. Luis Urias (R) 2B
8. Austin Hedges (R) C
9. Joey Lucchesi (L) P (7-5, 4.27)

Mets vs. Giants lineups: Donovan Solano in for Joe Panik for matinee

Mets vs. Giants lineups: Donovan Solano in for Joe Panik for matinee

The 10-inning game Friday night had just ended before prepping had begun for the third of a four-game series. Saturday's matchup has the Giants hoping they can continue to figure out the Mets.

The ending to the game was heartbreaking for the Mets, to say the least. Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith let a routine fly ball to left field drop, allowing Alex Dickerson to run around the bases and cross the plate in walk-off fashion

Jeff Samardzija takes the hill for the Orange and Black and hopes to keep the momentum going. He's improved his ERA to 3.93 this season -- across his last three starts, he's boasting a 1.66 ERA with 17 strikeouts and three walks.

Mets' Zack Wheeler would have been the starter on Saturday if it weren't for some shoulder fatigue. Walker Lockett will get those honors. His numbers aren't as impressive as Samardzija's, however.

The righty is making his third start of the season and currently has an 11.74 ERA. 

The San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman reported pitcher Conner Menez was in the Giants' clubhouse, and manager Bruce Bochy announced that the 24-year-old left-hander will start on Sunday against the Mets in the series finale. Drew Pomeranz, who was scheduled to start, will move to the bullpen. 25- and 40-man roster moves will be announced Sunday.

Here are how the lineups look to shape up for the third game of the series:

New York Mets (44-53)

Jeff McNeil, RF
Michael Conforto, CF
Wilson Ramos, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Todd Frazier, 3B
Dominic Smith, 1B
J.D. Davis, LF
Amed Rosario, SS
Walker Lockett, P (0-1, 11.74 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (49-49)

Brandon Belt, 1B
Buster Posey, C
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Alex Dickerson, LF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Mike Yastrzemski, RF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Donovan Solano, 2B
Jeff Samardzija, P (7-7, 3.93 ERA)

Giants vs. Mets lineups: Tyler Beede goes for SF's seventh straight win

Giants vs. Mets lineups: Tyler Beede goes for SF's seventh straight win

It seems you can throw just about anything at the Giants these days, and they will find a way to win. Whether it's an offensive slugfest in Colorado or a duel between aces in McCovey Cove, Bruce Bochy and his group lately have gotten it done. 

In Thursday night's contest, Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner dueled in a rematch of the 2016 NL Wild Card Game. The Giants won 3-2 in 16 innings, but each team only mustered one run through the first nine. Pete Alonso, who grounded into a double play to score Jeff McNeil on the Mets' first run, crushed a solo home run to left in the top of the 16th to break a 1-1 tie. But New York couldn't get a single out in the bottom half, as Donovan Solano eventually brought home the winning run with a walk-off base hit.

The pitcher opposing the Giants on Friday is another ace in reigning NL CY Young winner Jacob DeGrom, who led MLB with a 1.70 ERA in 2018. Tyler Beede will be on the mound for the Giants. He makes his first start at Oracle Park since June 27, when he allowed two runs and struck out three in a 5-1 loss. The former first-round pick struck out seven in his last outing against the Milwaukee Brewers, whom the Giants trail for the second wild-card spot in the NL at Miller Park. 

Here are the full lineups for Friday's game, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:45 p.m. with pregame coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams App.

New York Mets (44-52)

Jeff McNeil, RF
Michael Conforto, CF
Pete Alonso, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Wilson Ramos, C
Dominic Smith, LF
Amed Rosario, SS
Adeiny Hechavarria, 3B
Jacob DeGrom, RHP (5-7, 3.21 ERA)

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San Francisco Giants (48-49)

Brandon Belt, 1B
Austin Slater, RF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Steven Vogt, C
Brandon Crawford, SS
Mike Yastrzemski, LF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Joe Panik, 2B
Tyler Beede, RHP (3-3, 5.44 ERA)