The Giants may have swept the Mariners last week, but after that they were swept by the Padres. They can get back on the winning swing of things with a win today and help propel them into the postseason with just 11 games left of the season. The Giants currently sit in 8th place in the postseason standings and as a 2nd wild card team to the Phillies. Tyler Anderson will make the start today and the 2nd against the Mariners in the last week. He pitched 6 shutout innings and allowed 3 hits with 4 strikeouts and walked 1 batter in the Giants 10-1 win. This is Anderson's first start in Seattle of his career and on the road he has a 7-13 record in 37 starts. He has a career road ERA of 5.56 with 172 strikeouts in 192 2/3 innings over 38 games.
Ljay Newsome will also make his 2nd start against the Giants in the last week. He threw just 1 1/3 innings and allowed 1 run off 2 hits with a pair of strikeouts and 0 walks Newsome left the game after taking a line drive off his wrist. He homes for a better result as the club is winless when he takes the mound in his 2 starts, he is also winless in his 3 games this season. Newsome has spent most of his time in the Mariners minor league system and has a career record of 30-32 in 99 games (91 starts) with 473 strikeouts and a 4.11 ERA. The Mariners sit at 22-26 on the year and are 12-9 at home.
First pitch is at 6:40 pm