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Giants aim to push winning streak to four against Marlins

May 19, 2023, 10:22 AM

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(Photo by Suzanna Mitchell/San Francisco Giants/Getty Images)

On the heels of a three-game losing streak that capped off a series defeat to their National League West foe Arizona Diamondbacks, the San Francisco Giants quickly bounced back upon returning to Oracle Park.

San Francisco enjoyed a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies that concluded with a 7-4 win on Wednesday afternoon, one that was capped off by closer Camilo Doval’s third-straight save.

The 25-year-old closed out every game against Philadelphia, striking out five batters over 3.1 innings pitched.

“I think everybody around the league does three-in-a-rows a little bit different,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said of Doval’s three-straight saves following Wednesday’s win.

“One way we think about it is we talk to the players, find out if they’re feeling strong and healthy and like they can go. Camilo wanted this opportunity today. We planned that out pregame. We weren’t even prepared to use him in a tie-game situation. But with the save, it was clear. He’s earned that right, and we trust him.”

Doval has had an incredible May thus far, allowing just one run while striking out 13 batters over 8.2 innings.

While the Giants benefited from Doval’s closing efforts, their offense also stepped up on Wednesday.

Rookie infielder Casey Schmitt’s hot start to his MLB career continued as the 24-year-old drove in two more runs during the win. Thairo Estrada’s go-ahead single in the eighth inning set the table for Wilmer Flores, who drove in two insurance runs moments later to give San Francisco a three-run lead.

San Francisco continues to prove that they can bounce back from losing skids, as they are now just 2.5 games back of a National League Wild Card spot.

The Giants will hope to continue their winning ways against a Miami Marlins team that has also hit a stride over the past week, winning four-straight games and seven of their past ten contests.

Probables

Friday, May 19th – Anthony DeSclafani (3-3, 3.06 ERA) vs. Sandy Alcantara (1-4, 4.91 ERA) – 7:15 PM PST

Saturday, May 20th – Logan Webb (3-5, 3.20 ERA) vs. Braxton Garrett (1-2, 5.40 ERA) – 1:05 PM PST

Sunday, May 21st – Alex Wood (0-0, 2.87) vs. Jesus Luzardo (3-2, 3.16 ERA) – 1:05 PM PST

Who’s Hot?

  • As previously mentioned, Camilo Doval has been on a heater in May: 13 strikeouts and one run allowed over 8.1 innings pitched.
  • Casey Schmitt won’t stop producing for the Giants. The rookie is batting .417 with two home runs and seven RBI over nine games (36 at-bats).
  • Elk Grove native J.D. Davis is batting .316 with 12 hits over his past 12 games.
  • After starting the season with a 4.94 ERA over his first four starts, Rocklin’s Logan Webb has been locked in over his past five starts: 2.04 ERA, 30 strikeouts, and eight runs allowed over 35.1 innings.

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Friday, May 19th-Sunday, May 21st – vs. Miami Marlins
  • Monday, May 22nd-Wednesday, May 24th – @ Minnesota Twins
  • Thursday, May 25th-Sunday, May 28th– @ Milwaukee Brewers
  • Monday, May 29th-Wednesday, May 31st – vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Friday, June 2nd-Sunday, June 4th – vs. Baltimore Orioles

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