Giants vs Chicago Cubs – Pregame Preview (6/4/21)


The Giants take on the Cubs in game two of this four-game series. After last night’s Giants win, the Giants are 6-6 against the Cubs over their last 12 meetings.


  • LHP Scott Kazmir was reinstated from the restricted list
  • RHP Nick Tropeano was optioned postgame last night to triple-A Sacramento and DFA’d


  • San Francisco has won 12 of their last 17 games, including seven of the last nine.

grandDADDY hacks

  • Evan Longoria, Buster Posey, and Brandon Crawford are three of the top 6 hit producers in the National League that are at least 34-years-old.

Starting Pitching

  • Scott Kazmir is making his third appearance with the Giants this season.
    • His last appearance was on May 29th vs LAD out of the bullpen (2 R, 3 H, 1 IP). Prior, he started against the Dodgers on May 22 and allowed one run on two hits in 4 innings.
  • Jake Arrieta is making his 11th start of the year.
    • He owns a 5-5 record with a 4.41 ERA.
    • He has a 5-3 record with a 3.20 ERA against the Giants; the last time he faced SF was on August 11th, 2019 (5 R, 7 H, 3 IP with Philadelphia).

Kapler Note on Flores injury: