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The prognosis on Brandon Belt is reportedly four weeks. (Source: Andrew Baggarly on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Game 1 of the World Series is four weeks from Tuesday. That’s time for the bone to heal though, not a total return-to-function time. He’ll be re-evaluated week to week. This is a brutal loss for the Giants lineup right before the playoffs.

Category: Injury Updates


RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings as the Giants defeated the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Gausman was lights out in what was his final start in many fantasy baseball leagues. He punched out 11 batters and didn't walk anyone. The only run he allowed was a solo homer to C.J. Cron in the bottom of the fifth inning. The hard-throwing right-hander will have one more start against the Padres at home before the regular season wraps up. As of now, he owns an impressive 2.87 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 222:49 K/BB ratio over 185 innings (32 starts).

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RHP Anthony DeSclafani took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed two runs on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts across four innings in the Giants' 7-2 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: DeSclafani surrendered a pair of runs in the first inning but then shut down the Rockies over his next three innings. He wasn't very efficient in his outing and needed 77 pitches to get through his four innings. The 31-year-old right-hander now owns a 3.26 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 149:42 K/BB ratio over 162 2/3 innings (30 starts). He'll take on the Padres at home in a final tuneup before the postseason.

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Catcher Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a strikeout as the Giants took down the Rockies 7-2 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Posey tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning with an RBI single off Robert Stephenson. It was his only hit of the ball game but he did reach with a walk earlier in the contest. The resurgent catcher is rocking a healthy .305/.391/.507 batting line with 18 homers and 50 RBI on the season.

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Shortstop Brandon Crawford went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk as the Giants pounded the Rockies 7-2 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford unloaded on a Peter Lambert offering in the second inning, blasting his 22nd homer of the year. The 22 bombs on a new career-high for the 34-year-old shortstop. He's also matched a career-best with 84 RBI. Crawford is putting together his best season to date with a phenomenal .303/.377/.527 slash line to go along with 22 homers, 84 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.

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LHP Alex Wood took a no-decision on Friday when he allowed two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts over four innings in the Giants' 7-2 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Wood is still in the process of getting stretched out after missing nearly a month on the COVID-19 list. He got off to a shaky start on Friday, surrendering a pair of runs in the first inning but he was able to regroup and shut out the Rockies over his final three frames. He struck out seven batters and didn't issue a walk in the contest. The 30-year-old southpaw now owns a 4.00 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 146:39 K/BB ratio over 132 2/3 innings (25 starts). He'll draw the Diamondbacks at home in his final start of the regular season.

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First baseman/outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored as the Giants lost to the Padres 7-6 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Wade Jr. swatted his 17th double of the season off Yu Darvish in the top of the second inning. He would come around to score off Mike Yastrzemski's home run in the same frame. He was pinch-hit for in the sixth inning after San Diego went to the left-handed Tim Hill in relief. Wade Jr. is slashing .269/.344/.518 with 18 home runs, 53 RBI, and six stolen bases over 309 at-bats on the year.

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Outfielder Austin Slater went 1-for-1 with a three-run homer as the Giants lost to the Padres 7-6 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Slater didn't start this game and entered in the sixth inning as a pinch-hitter. He got the job done in a big way, swatting a three-run homer off Tim Hill to give the Giants a 5-4 lead. The 28-year-old outfielder is slashing .232/.314/.408 with 11 home runs, 31 RBI, and 15 stolen bases over 267 at-bats this season.

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RHP Logan Webb took a no-decision on Thursday when he allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts over four innings in the Giants' 7-6 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Webb struggled with his efficiency in this one, firing off 78 pitches--44 strikes--just to get through four innings. The inflated pitch count was mainly due to a rough first inning in which he surrendered all four of his earned runs. He's still been on an incredible run since late July, picking up a quality start in 10-of-12 games. Overall, he owns a 3.04 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 144:34 K/BB ratio over 136 1/3 innings (25 games, 24 starts). He'll take on the D-Backs at home in his next start.

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Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout as the Giants beat the Padres 8-6 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Yastrzemski added on to San Francisco's lead in the top of the sixth inning when he poked an RBI off Nabil Crismatt to give the Giants a 5-1 advantage. The 31-year-old outfielder has had an up and down season and is now slashing .222/.307/.451 with 23 home runs, 60 RBI, and three stolen bases over 441 at-bats.

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Outfielder Kris Bryant went 1-for-5 with a three-run double in the Giants' 8-6 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant only recorded one hit on Wednesday but it was a big one. He drilled a bases-loaded double in the first inning off Vince Velasquez in the first inning to give the Giants an early 3-0 lead. The 29-year-old has been excellent for San Francisco since coming over from the Cubs at the trade deadline. Overall, he's slashing .271/.359/.501 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 483 at-bats on the year.

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LHP Scott Kazmir took a no-decision on Wednesday when he allowed one unearned run on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts over four innings in the Giants' 8-6 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Kazmir was recalled to make this start in Johnny Cueto's place and did an admirable job on the bump. He provided four solid innings and came back out for the fifth but struggled before recording an out. The one (unearned) run against him came with a catcher interference in the bottom of the fifth inning. The veteran hurler now owns a 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 10:4 K/BB ratio over 11 innings this season.

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Infielder Tommy La Stella went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and a strikeout as the Giants took down the Padres 6-5 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: La Stella got the Giants going in the top of the first inning with a solo home run off Joe Musgrove. It was his only hit of the contest and his sixth homer of the year. The 32-year-old utilityman is slashing .241/.299/.401 with six home runs and 23 RBI over 187 at-bats on the season.

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RHP Tyler Rogers earned the save on Tuesday when he allowed one hit with a strikeout over a scoreless ninth inning in the Giants' 6-5 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers was sent in to protect a narrow one-run lead while facing the heart of the Padres lineup, which is no easy task. Wil Myers reached on a fielding error by Brandon Crawford before Rogers punched out Fernando Tatis Jr. Jake Cronenworth then reached with a single but the submariner was able to get Manny Machado to ground into a double play to end the ball game. The 30-year-old now has 13 saves on the season to go along with a 1.95 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 50:10 K/BB ratio over 74 innings.

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Catcher Curt Casali went 1-for-4 with a two-run single as the Giants took down the Braves 2-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Casali was responsible for the only two runs scored in the ball game with a two-run single off Charlie Morton in the bottom of the fourth inning. The veteran backstop is now batting .214 with a .673 OPS, five home runs, and 26 RBI over 192 at-bats for the year.

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Second baseman Donovan Solano went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit solo home run as the Giants beat the Braves 6-5 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Solano has been absent from the Giants' lineup for nearly a month due to COVID-19 so this was his first appearance in a ball game since August 24. He came up clutch in this one, swatting a pinch-hit, game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings. The Giants would go on to win in the 10th inning. The veteran infielder is now slashing .278/.338/.406 with seven home runs, 31 RBI, and two stolen bases over 288 at-bats.

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Third baseman Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double as the Giants lost to the Padres 7-4 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Longo had a solid day at the dish, hitting one of three San Francisco doubles and the only four-bagger. The veteran third baseman has been tearing it up since coming back from the IL last month and that should continue through the end of the season and into the playoffs. He's slashing .296/.390/.558 with 13 home runs, 46 RBI, and one stolen base over 206 at-bats.

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Giants OF Alex Dickerson (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dickerson has been sidelined since September 3rd. There's a chance he returns when first eligible in a few days.

Category: Injury Updates


LHP Jake McGee earned the save on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning in a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: McGee faced the top of the Rockies lineup while trying to protect a three-run lead for San Francisco. He got the job done, like he has so many times this season, retiring all three batters in order. The veteran stopper has a solid 2.76 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and 58:10 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings to go along with 30 saves.

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Giants INF Wilmer Flores (hamstring) could return as early as Sunday. (Source: Kerry Crowley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flores suffered a hamstring injury on September 1st. Sunday would be the first day that he's eligible to return.

Category: Injury Updates