Giants vs Diamondbacks – Pregame Notable (6/16/21)

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The Giants continue their homestand tonight with Game 3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Francisco is HOT right now – in addition to it being 73º degrees, they’ve won 14 of their last 20 contests.

WHO’S THE BEST?

  • The Giants enter today’s games with the best overall winning percentage in the National League with a 42-25 record

YAZ SLAM

  • Last night the Giants were trailing 7-0 in the top of the second inning. SF slowly chipped away at the lead, finally taking the lead with Mike Yastrzemski’s first career grand slam.
  • The last Major Leaguer to hit a GRAND SLAM with his team down by three runs in the 8th inning or later? Kevin Pillar last year on September 4 as a Rockie against the Dodgers.

JUNETEENTH

  • The San Francisco Giants will commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, at Oracle Park on Saturday, June 19 when they face the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 p.m. PDT
  • This important day marks the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

TONIGHT’S STARTER

  • RHP Anthony DeSclafani is tonight’s starter
  • He is coming off his second shutout of the season after blanking the Nationals last Friday in D.C.
    • Final Line: 2 H, 8 K, 1 BB – Giants won 1-0

PEACOCK

  • The three-game series starting Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies will be presented exclusively on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, free to fans nationwide. Please click HERE for more information.