Giants vs Pirates – Pregame Notes (7/23/21)

Sam Pasco

The Giants return to Oracle Park for their first home game since before the All-Star break. Kicking off the nine-game homestand is Pittsburgh Pirates (36-60, 5th in NL Central). The Giants STILL hold the best winning percentage in baseball and were the first team to 60 wins.

The Giants signed their first round pick Will Bedner before today’s game:

 

MEDICAL UPDATE:

 

TODAY’S LINEUP:

  • Johny Cueto – Has just over 200 career innings against the Pirates – with a 2.17 ERA (best since 1920 among pitchers with at least 200 innings pitched)

THE REAL SLIM SHADY

 

ORANGE YOU GLAD:

KAPLER QUOTE:

“Interesting.” – When asked about the Cleveland Guardians new name

 

THE OTHER GUYS

  • The Pirates had an off day yesterday, but prior had lost four in a row after winning three straight.
  • Chad Kuhl – facing the Giants for the 3rd time in his career (3.00 ERA in 12 inning vs SF)