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RHP Logan Webb took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks over four innings in the Giants 10-7 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: It was a slugfest out in Philadelphia as both pitching staffs were hit hard on Tuesday. Webb allowed an RBI double to Nick Maton in the bottom of the second and then a three-run home run to Brad Miller in the following frame. He was yanked after four innings and was in line for the loss until the Giants offense erupted, scoring 10 runs over the next three innings. Webb will look to bounce back from this inefficient outing on Sunday when the Giants host the Marlins.

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LHP Jake McGee, who missed the last two games after experiencing some side effects from his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, has been activated on Tuesday. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tyler Rogers and Wandy Peralta both notched saves while McGee was out but the 34-year-old veteran should resume his normal role on Tuesday should a save situation arise. McGee has registered a 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 10:3 K: BB over 8 1/3 innings to begin the year while going 6-for-7 on save chances.

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Outfielder Austin Slater went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the Giants 2-0 win over the Phillies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Slater picked up two singles in the contest and swiped his second base of the season. The 28-year-old has now reached base safely in 11-straight games and has raised his batting line up to .239/.340/.435 over 46 at-bats. He's also hit two home runs and driven in six runs.

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First baseman Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Giants 2-0 win over the Phillies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt was responsible for the only runs scored in the ball game on Monday when he parked a two-run tater off Chase Anderson in the third inning. It was his only hit of the day. The veteran third baseman has reached base safely in five straight games and has picked up at least one hit in three consecutive contests. His .211/.318/.500 batting line still leaves a lot to be desired but he's showing signs of improvement.

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LHP Wandy Peralta picked up his second save of the year on Monday when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout in a 2-0 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Jake McGee, the Giants' regular closer, is on the COVID-19 injured list so he was unavailable on Monday. Manager Gabe Kapler turned to Peralta to shut the door on the Phillies and he did his job. The 29-year-old southpaw has registered a 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 6:2 K/BB ratio over seven innings this season. This was a one-off save opportunity with McGee unavailable so Peralta isn't worth grabbing off the waiver wire.

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RHP Kevin Gausman picked up a win on Monday when he scattered six hits over six innings with four walks and five strikeouts in the Giants' 2-0 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Gausman didn't have his best stuff tonight, evidenced by his four walks, which were a season-worst. But he was able to keep the Phillies off the scoreboard and earn his first win of the year. Gausman isn't racking up the strikeouts this year but he's notched three quality starts in four tries and owns a 2.45 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over 25 2/3 innings. He'll get the Marlins at home in his next turn.

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Buster Posey (elbow) remains absent from the Giants’ lineup on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second straight game that Posey has missed, though the Giants noted that he’s doing better. Curt Casali is behind the plate for a second straight game tonight.

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Outfielder Alex Dickerson went 1-fo-3 with an RBI single in the Giants' 1-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Dickerson drove in the only run of the ball game when he singled in Tommy La Stella in the top of the third inning. The 30-year-old outfielder is slashing an ugly .171/.256/.343 with two home runs and five RBI over 25 at-bats this season. He's not an everyday player in real life with his platoon splits but he's worth streaming anytime he faces a right-hander.

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RHP Tyler Rogers earned the save on Sunday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning in the Giants 1-0 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Jake McGee, the regular closer, was placed on the COVID-19 injured list with vaccine side effects so he was unavailable on Sunday. Manager Gabe Kapler went with Rogers to protect a one-run lead and he seized the opportunity, forcing three ground outs to cap the game off. The 30-year-old right-hander has been sharp this season, registering a 0.84 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 8:3 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings. McGee should be back soon but it would appear that Rogers is the go-to-guy if the former is ever unavailable.

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LHP Alex Wood picked up the win on Sunday when he scattered three hits over five innings while striking out four in the Giants 1-0 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Wood was making his Giants debut on Sunday after starting the year on the IL with a back strain. He showed no signs of rust, limiting the Fish to just three hits over his five innings of work. He was on a pitch count so he only fired 61 pitches--42 strikes--in the outing. He'll get a rematch with the Marlins at home in his next start and should be a popular DFS play for that one.

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RHP Aaron Sanchez took a no-decision on Saturday when he allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 4 2/3 innings as the Giants lost 7-6 to the Marlins in extra-innings.

Fantasy Impact: Despite Sanchez's inefficiency, he fired off 82 pitches--46 strikes--over 4 2/3 innings, he held the Marlins to just one run. Adam Duvall cracked an RBI triple in the bottom of the first for the only run charged to Sanchez. The 28-year-old is off to a decent start this year but has yet to pitch beyond the fifth inning. He now owns a 2.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 12:4 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings (three starts). He'll get a rematch with the Marlins, this time at home, in his next start.

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RHP Anthony DeSclafani earned a quality start and a no-decision on Friday when he surrendered one run on four hits with four strikeouts and no walks over six innings in the Giants 4-1 loss to the Marlins in Miami.

Fantasy Impact: DeSclafani looked sharp on Friday, keeping the Fish off balance with his fastball and slider combination. His counterpart on the other side, Dan Castano, also did an excellent job, which prevented DeSclafini from factoring into the decision for the second time this season. The 30-year-old right-hander is quietly having an excellent season, registering a 1.06 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 16:4 K/BB ratio over 17 innings (three starts). He gets the Phillies in his next start and if he performs well there then you can expect his stock to skyrocket as he's just rostered in 35% of Yahoo! leagues currently.

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Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and a run scored as the Giants fell to the Marlins 4-1 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Between starter Dan Castano and the Marlins' bullpen, the Giants couldn't get much of anything going on offense. Yastrzemski picked up two of the Giants' five hits and scored the only run for San Francisco. The 30-year-old outfielder really struggled out the gate but has picked it up lately, knocking four hits in the last three games. His .186/.300/.419 batting line still leaves a lot to be desired but he does have two home runs, a pair of doubles, and a triple.

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Giants manager Gabe Kapler confirms that RHP Johnny Cueto (lat) is expected to miss two starts. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cueto is currently on the IL due to his lat injury. However, it sounds like it'll be a brief absence for the veteran right-hander. Fantasy managers who were already rostering him in deeper leagues should continue to hold on.

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UTL Mauricio Dubon went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in the Giants 3-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Dubon didn't start this game but he replaced Alex Dickerson as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He struck out in his first at-bat but tacked on an insurance run with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Dubon has struggled mightily out of the gate with a .143/.217/.143 over 21 at-bats. He was a popular sleeper pick in drafts over the spring but isn't living up to that billing thus far.

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Shortstop Brandon Crawford went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 7-6 win in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford capped off what was a wild first inning with a two-run dinger off Luis Castillo. It was the fourth home run of the inning as Cincinnati hit two two-run home runs in the top of the frame while San Francisco returned the favor in the bottom half. It was Crawford's only hit of the night. He does have three home runs and eight RBI in the early part of the season but he's batting a meager .171/.237/.486 over 35 at-bats.

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Third baseman Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Giants 7-6 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Longo picked up his fourth home run of the year in the bottom of the sixth inning when Sean Doolittle hung a fastball over the plate. All four of Longoria's dingers have come vs. left-handed pitching. The veteran third baseman has five multi-hit performances this season and is slashing .316/.366/.658 over 38 at-bats. He's roster worthy in NL-only leagues and is a DFS play whenever facing a southpaw.

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Second baseman Donovan Solano went 1-for-3 with a single and strikeout as the Giants were blanked by the Reds 3-0 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Solano was one of two Giants batters to reach via a base hit, Buster Posey was the other. This was an ugly night for the San Francisco offense as they provided starter Aaron Sanchez with no run support whatsoever. Solano is having a steady start to the season, though, batting .323/.333/.387 with three RBI over 31 at-bats. There's not much power upside here but Solano is a good source for batting average and runs if the SF offense can pick it up.

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The Giants placed RHP Reyes Moronta on the 10-day IL with a right flexor strain. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moronta's velocity has been down this season and this likely explains why that was. Jake McGee remains the go-to reliever for saves in San Francisco.

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Second baseman Tommy La Stella went 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and a walk in the Giants 4-3 win over the Rockies on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: La Stella has been limited by back tightness to begin the season so this was actually his first start of the season. He led off for San Francisco and scored the first run of the game after Alex Dickerson singled him in. He should hold some fantasy value if he can remain healthy and stay at the top of the order for now but he's more of a deeper league option.

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