Giants vs Cubs – Pregame Notes (6/6/21)

Sam Pasco

The Giants play their sixth and final game of the homestand today against the Cubs; Cueto and co. will be looking for the four-game sweep of Chicago.

LINEUP:

ROSTER MOVES:

  • IF Evan Longoria placed on the 10-day Injured List with a left shoulder sprain
  • IF Thairo Estrada (#39) recalled from triple-A Sacramento

Thairo is pronounced: TIY-roh

SWEEEEP

  • The Giants are attempting to complete their first four-game sweep of the Cubs since June 1-4, 2012 at Oracle (AT&T) Park
  • If the Giants win today, it will be their fifth sweep of the year.

WHAT 2 WHAT 4

  • That bullpen is LIGHTS OUT.
  • The ‘pen has recorded 42 holds, the second-most in the Majors behind the Chicago Cubs (47)
  • The Giants’ bullpen has 23 saves this season – which is the most in the Majors

TAKE THAT CUBBIES

The Giants have made the Cubs drop the first three games by scores of 7-2, 8-5, and 4-3. This marks the Cubs’ longest losing skid since dropping three games May 9-12 vs. Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

THAT VIEW THO

LOOKING AHEAD

Chicago heads to San Diego for three games against the Padres tomorrow; the Giants are off before heading off for a six-game road trip (Rangers – 2 games, Nationals – 4 games)