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Anthony DeSclafani rejoins Giants to face Braves

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves

  1. This is the first time these two teams are meeting this season. Last season, the two teams split six games with the home team winning two of three games in each series. Each team also had two shutout victories against each other.
  2. The Giants have won seven of their last nine games with both of the losses coming by one run. San Francisco is 16-17 (.485) this season in games decided by two runs or fewer. Last season, they had the best record in MLB in such games at 51-30 (.630).
  3. Logan Webb has a 2.74 ERA at home, but opponents are hitting .271 against him compared to a 4.25 ERA on the road and a .212 opponent batting average. All five of his home runs allowed this season have been in away games.
  4. The Braves lost two of three games on the road against the Cubs, but won the finale on Sunday, 6-0, for their fourth shutout of the season. Last season, they were tied for second in the majors in shutouts with 18.
  5. Dansby Swanson is hitting .362 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 15 runs in 17 games in June. He has multiple hits in eight of the 17 games. Last June, he hit just .216 for the month and in 28 games had a total of 13 RBI.
  6. Max Fried allowed four runs in 5.2 innings in his last start at Washington. He allowed four runs in his previous four starts combined (26.0 innings). He has thrown over 100 pitches in three of his last four starts after doing so three times all of last season (28 starts).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/20/2022 thru 6/23/2022

Anthony DeSclafani will come off the 60-day injured list to make his first start since April 21 when the visiting San Francisco Giants try to stop the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series.

The veteran right-hander has been out due to right-ankle inflammation and has missed 53 games. DeSclafani (0-1, 6.08 ERA) will face Atlanta rookie right-hander Spencer Strider (3-2, 2.45).

The Braves won the series opener 2-1 on Monday and have won 16 of their past 18 games. San Francisco has lost two in a row after winning seven of the previous eight.

DeSclafani made two rehab starts with Triple-A Sacramento and was give the approval to return after he threw 60 pitches in a start on June 16. He allowed four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 combined innings. He joined the team in Atlanta and was officially named the starting pitcher following Monday's game.

In his most recent major league appearance, DeSclafani took a loss against the New York Mets on April 21 when he allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings.

DeSclafani has made seven career starts against Atlanta, going 1-4 with a 4.54 ERA. He lost both of his starts against the Braves last year, most recently falling on Sept. 19, when he gave up two runs in six innings.

With the return of DeSclafani and Alex Cobb, who returned Sunday after missing 13 games with a neck strain, the Giants have their top five starters back in the rotation.

"I don't think we've really had a stretch where the starting five have been pitching together," Cobb said. "I felt like we showed that in spring training, how the potential is there for us to rattle off a quality outing every single night and give our team a chance to win. That's what we're doing right now. It's going to be nice to jump in and be a part of that and hopefully keep that streak going."

Strider appears to have moved into the No. 5 spot in the Atlanta rotation. The Braves had tried Huascar Ynoa, Bryce Elder, Tucker Davidson and Kyle Muller in that role, but Strider has had the most success. The team originally envisioned the hard-throwing right-hander as a middle reliever.

Strider will make his fifth start and 16th appearance of the season. He threw a career-high 106 pitches in his Wednesday start, when he allowed two runs on one hit and two walks in 5 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals. Most notably, Strider recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts.

"Thought I had everything I needed to go deep in the game," Strider said after that outing, "but a lot of two-strike counts and I struggled to put some guys away. Where I needed to conserve pitches, I wasn't able to."

Strider has never faced the Giants.

The Braves have won eight straight home games, dating to May 29 against the Miami Marlins. It is Atlanta's longest home winning streak since a 13-game stretch from Aug. 17-Sept. 7, 2019. The Braves have 19 home runs over that stretch and have outscored the opposition 46-18.

"They were world champs last year. You look at their lineup this year, and I don't think it's any worse -- their pitching staff just as good, their bullpen just as good," Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. "There's no reason they aren't one of the top five teams in baseball."

--Field Level Media

Updated June 21, 2022

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