The Giants are looking to sweep the Twins and go over .500
THE San Francisco Giants They will try to climb over the .500 mark for the first time this season as they attempt to end their three-game hitting streak. Minnesota Twins Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis
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Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (3-3, 3.09 ERA) will start They are giants, who have won three in a row and seven of their last eight games. DeSclafani is 0-1 with an 8.38 ERA in two career appearances (one start) for the Gemini
Minnesota, which has dropped five of its last six games but is still atop the American League Central, will be facing right-hander Joe Ryan (6-1, 2.25 ERA). The San Francisco native is a perfect 3-0 at Target Field this season with wins over the Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. He struck out 10 batters in two of the three contests.
Ryan won his only previous game against San Francisco and had an assist on the field Gemini He won 9-0 over the visiting team They are giants on August 26, 2022. He allowed two hits and three walks in six innings while striking out eight
He tries to cool the They are giants a team that won 4-1 in Monday’s opener behind Michael Conforto’s three-run homer, then rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to win 4-3 on Tuesday — thanks to the playoff run. , Conforto’s two-run homer off Jorge Lopez in the seventh inning
The victory made the They are giantswho were seven games under .500 at 24-24 on the season – .500 for the first time since going 3-3 on April 6
“Obviously it was a good run to get here.” They are giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “It speaks to the even-keeled nature of this team. We’re not going to get too high or too low. We’re going to play good baseball and we’re not going to get too high because there’s going to be ups and downs. forward.
Conforto added, “It’s huge for the team. We’re going to take it one game at a time, keep trying to do the same things and come in tomorrow with a sweep.”
Conforto’s opposite-field home run to left barely cleared the fence on Tuesday. It was his sixth long ball in the last 12 games.
“I didn’t think so,” he admitted when asked if he thought the 373-yard drive had burned out as it left the club. “I’ve had enough.”
THE Gemini It built a 3-0 lead thanks to Byron Buxton’s two-run first-inning homer and Michael A. Taylor’s solo shot in the fifth. However the They are giants Base-loaded walks by Patrick Bailey and Bryce Johnson pushed across two runs in the sixth, setting the stage for Conforto’s game-winning blast an inning later.
“It’s easier to imagine coming back from a 3-0 hole when Michael Conforto is swinging the bat the way he is,” Kapler said. “He can go deep at any time and he can go deep in any part of a really big ballpark, so that’s reassuring.”
Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli pointed out the They are giantsThe sixth inning is the turning point. San Francisco managed just one hit in the two-run inning, with Conforto doubling but taking advantage of four walks with three outs. Gemini pitchers to push through two runs
“The walks in the sixth inning, that’s the big story of tonight’s game,” Baldelli said. “We were fortunate to still be in the ballgame at that point. If you bring in four guys in an inning, you’re usually not still going to be in the ballgame, especially in a close ballgame.”
“We’re still playing well,” he said Gemini starter Sonny Gray, who allowed two runs in five-plus innings. “We’re in every game. There’s a swing here, a draw there. … Now we’re just coming out on the wrong end of some games.
— Field Level Media