If you overslept, you missed the lineups being announced, because some crazy person decided to make Wednesday’s game start at 9:35 a.m. With the #1 starter Madison Bumgarner on the mound, you figure the Giants have a decent chance at taking the rubber match from the Cincinnati Reds before they come on home to face the New York Metropolitans. Let’s start with the lineups:
Today’s #SFGiants lineup: Pagan cf Pence rf Posey c Sandoval 3b Morse 1b Colvin lf Crawford ss Hicks 2b Bumgarner p
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 5, 2014
Buster behind the dish, Morse is in, the only regular missing is Belt. What more can you ask for in a lineup right now?
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 5, 2014
Some words on Santiago Casilla and Brandon Belt, both getting closer to coming back:
Bochy said Casilla will throw bullpen session today, getting close to rehab assignment. Belt has pins out of thumb tomorrow. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) June 5, 2014
On the flip side, in terms of players whom we don’t know which direction they are going:
Scutaro back to conditioning after a week to rest following procedure. No great news there. #sfgiants
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) June 5, 2014
Then, after the Dodgers 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox, Mark Saxon of ESPN LA put out a piece that had manager Don Mattingly talk about their lack of chemistry being a cause for their lack of success. While I don’t know how much I can agree with Mattingly there, you know there is only one person’s quotes about being able to buy chemistry Dodger fans and Giants fans can think about when going through that article.
First pitch is at 9:35 a.m. First round player draft begins today. With the preview show on MLB Network beginning at 3:00 p.m. PST, and the Draft beginning at 4 p.m. PST. The Giants will get to choose their 14th and 52nd overall picks today.