MLB Daily Fantasy Draft Giants vs Dodgers
Dominate your competition with our MLB Daily Fantasy Draft, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. Nothing like getting thrown into the fire, as Ross Stripling will find out tonight, when he makes his Major League debut pitching for the Dodgers versus their archrival Giants at inhospitable AT&T Park.
Stripling, who has never pitched above Double-A, said he’s been studying Giants hitters since he learned last weekend that he gets first crack at holding the fifth starter job. He went 1 and 1 with a 4.09 ERA in four Spring Training games. The 26 year-old was chosen over Carlos Frias and Zach Lee to complete the rotation the opening day rotation. Both Frias and Lee already started for the team over the course of the previous season, so it may seems suprising to go with the rookie who is coming off Tommy Johns surgery.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that catcher Buster Posey is likely to get his first day off this season. Rookie Trevor Brown would start in his place. Posey was initially expected to rest in Wednesday’s series finale at Milwaukee, but played instead. The Giants would need Posey’s bat this Saturday, when they face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and are scheduled to counter with their own No. 1 pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, to the hill. Posey usually takes a break from catching about 40 games per season, but usually does not miss Bumgarner’s starts. Matt Cain, who will starts for San Francisco, is 5-11 with a 3.49 ERA in 30 career outings against the Dodgers. Spring training hasn’t been too good for him though, as he recorded an ERA of 7.71 in three starts.
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