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Brandon Crawford went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Giants 6-0 shutout loss to the A's on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford's 10th double of the season was the Giants only extra-base hit on a night when Chris Bassitt and the Oakland pen were on their game. The 33-year old shortstop has put together a resurgent year in the bay, slashing a career high .279/.350/.457 with five home runs and 19 RBI across 140 at-bats. With shortstop being as deep of a position as it is, though, he's only valuable in deeper NL-only leagues.

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Joey Bart went 1-for-3 with a single as the Giants were blanked by the Padres 6-0 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Bart and the rest of the Giants were shut down by Chris Bassitt and the Oakland bullpen as they only collected three hits as a team. After a rough August when the backstop hit just .161 with a .515 OPS (31 at-bats) he's really picked it up in September, slashing .311 with a .710 OPS across 45 at-bats. He's still searching for his first home run of the season but the future is bright for the former number two pick.

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Logan Webb was hammered on Friday night when he allowed six runs on six hits while striking out one and walking two over 3 1/3 innings in the Giants 6-0 loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: The A's were all over Webb from the start with Jake Lamb knocking an RBI single in the first to put Oakland on the board. His big mistake was in the third inning when he surrendered a three-run homer to Matt Olson. The Giants were shutout by Webb's counterpart, Chris Bassitt, so he was saddled with his fourth loss of the season. It's been an up and down year for the 23-year old and this recent slip up elevated his season ERA to 5.73 to go along with a 1.52 WHIP and a 45:21 K/BB ratio across 48 2/3 innings (11 starts). He'll get the Rockies at home in his next rotation turn.

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Giants OF Mike Yastrzemski is day-to-day with a mild calf strain. (Source: John Shea on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yaz left Thursday's game with the injury. This should be considered pretty good news, however, and the breakout slugger should only wind up missing a couple of games.

Category: Injury Updates


Wilmer Flores had a day at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk as the Giants took down the Mariners 6-4 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Flores delivered a go-ahead two-run triple, his first of the season, with two outs in the top of the seventh off Kendall Graveman to put San Francisco up 5-4. He would score in that same frame off of an Alex Dickerson single. Flores has put together an excellent season for the scrappy Giants and is a big reason why they're currently holding on to the seventh seed in the playoff race. His multi-position eligibility have also made him a worthwhile fantasy contributor in mixed leagues. He is now slashing .288/.343/.534 with nine home runs and 25 RBI across 163 at-bats.

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Darin Ruf went 1-for-2 with a solo home run the Giants 6-4 win over the Mariners on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Ruf got the Giants on the board in the top of the second inning with a solo blast off Nick Margevicius, his fourth of the year. The 34-year old has been a good source of power for the Giants with year with his .297/.375/.578 batting line to go along with six doubles, four home runs, and 14 RBI across 64 at-bats. He doesn't play often enough to warrant fantasy value expect in deeper NL-only leagues.

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Sam Selman secured his first save of the season on Thursday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one and walking one, in the Giants 6-4 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants bullpen was in flux on Thursday due to the fact that starter Tyler Anderson was ejected in the second inning. The team also used six pitchers the day before when starter Drew Smyly only lasted 3 2/2 innings. As a result, Selman was tasked with protecting a two-run lead in the ninth and he did his job. Selman has been a solid real-life contributor with his 2.70 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 16 2/3 innings but considering he never gets save opportunities and has just two holds all year, he's not usable in fantasy leagues.

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Tyler Anderson was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in his start on Thursday against the Mariners. Before getting tossed, the left-hander had given up four runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk over two innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson got through the first inning without issue, retiring the first three batters in succession. Things started to unravel in the second when the left-hander plunked Kyle Seager to start things off before allowing four hits and four runners to come around. Anderson was visibly frustrated as most of the damage was done with two outs. It reached a boiling point in the bottom of the third inning when he walked Kyle Lewis to start things off and started jawing with home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso, who ejected him. Wandy Peralta replaced Anderson and the Giants would go on to win the game. Anderson should be plenty rested for his next turn when he draws a start against his former team, the Rockies at home.

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Kevin Gausman (elbow) was able to play catch without any issues on Wednesday. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gausman was scratched from Sunday's outing against the Padres but will likely return this weekend against the A's. He could be a sneaky source of strikeout upside as the 29-year-old has totaled 62 through 46 2/3 innings.

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Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two strikeouts as the Giants took down the Mariners 9-3 on Wednesday,

Fantasy Impact: Longo lasered a solo blast off Ljay Newsome over the left field wall in the third inning to put the Giants up 5-0. He also picked up a single later in the contest. Longoria has been a solid contributor for the surprise Giants this year, slashing .282/.313/.541 with six home runs and 25 RBI across 149 at-bats. He's a better real life player than a fantasy one at this point, though.

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Alex Dickerson went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Giants 9-3 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a hit party in the city by the bay as every Giants starter, minus Wilmer Flores, reached base via a base-knock. Dickerson hit a double and drove in a run with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning. The outfielder has been on fire in September, hitting .417 with a .1351 OPS across 36 at-bats (12 games). He battled through an up and down August and has his season slash line sitting at a healthy .279/.346/.541 with eight home runs and 24 RBI.

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Brandon Belt went 2-for-5 with a two run home run in the Giants 9-3 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Belt took Seattle starter Ljay Newsome over the wall in right-center field for a two-run shot in the top of the third inning, his eighth of the year and third of September. He tacked on a single later in the game as well. The two-hit effort gives the veteran first baseman an excellent .305/.401/.602 batting line with eight home runs and 24 RBI. He's still just owned in 37-percent of standard Yahoo! leagues and is worth an add down the stretch in deep leagues that factor in OBP.

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Trevor Cahill got the win on Wednesday when he pitched two scoreless innings of relief, issuing two hits while striking out four and walking one in the Giants 9-3 over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Drew Smyly started the game and was lifted in the bottom of the fourth with runners on second and third with two outs before being replaced by Caleb Barager, who made a real mess of things. Barager walked three-straight batters, allowing two runners to score, and was lifted for Cahill, who punched out Dylan Moore to end the threat. He would throw another 1 2/3 scoreless innings, enough to be credited with his first win of the season. Cahill has been solid this year but the lack of innings volume has depressed his fantasy value. He's rocking a 3.68 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 27:12 K/BB ratio across 22 innings (seven appearances, six starts).

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Drew Smyly took a no-decision when he struck out eight and walked one while giving up three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in the Giants 9-3 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Smyly, who was making his first appearance since being sidelined for over a month with a strained finger, was in complete control through the first three innings of this game. He fell apart in the fourth after allowing three straight batters to reach via a walk, single, and a double. He did manage to tack on two more strikeouts in the frame before being replaced by Caleb Barager, who proceeded to walk three straight batters and allow two of Smyly's inherited runners to score. The 31-year old left-hander was originally slated to join the bullpen when he came off the IL but he was filling in for Kevin Gausman, who's out with elbow tightness. Smyly now has a 3.94 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 27:6 K/BB ratio over 16 innings (five appearances). His role is too murky at this point for him to provide real fantasy value down the stretch but a strong finish to the year most certainly puts him in the redraft conversation next season.

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Jeff Samardzija, who has been out since August eighth with a shoulder injury, will throw five innings at the Giants alternate site on Thursday. The Giants have been noncommittal on what Samardzija's role will be upon his return but it appears as if they are preparing him to start. Perhaps if all goes well on Thursday he will be activated next week. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Samardzija has allowed 15 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings pitched this season for the Giants. Fantasy owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave him on the Waiver Wire.

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The Braves signed 1B/3B Pablo Sandoval to a minor-league deal, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval was released by the Giants last Thursday, but ends up signing a minor-league deal with the Braves Monday. He will report to Atlanta’s alternate site. Sandoval slashed .220/.278/.268 with one home run, six RBI and five runs scored across 82 at-bats with the Giants this season.

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Johnny Cueto started Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Padres and allowed six runs (four earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks as the Giants lost 6-0.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto was't sharp in this one and his defense did him no favors, either. He scattered seven hits and three walks but a Donovan Solano throwing error in the bottom of the sixth led to two extra runs. The 34-year old now owns a 4.78 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and a 48:22 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings (10 starts). He's not a recommended streaming option for his next turn against the A's in Oakland.

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The Giants placed Trevor Gott on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right elbow inflammation.

Fantasy Impact: Gott won't be eligible to return from the injured list until the last week of the season. He hasn't closed for the Giants since mid-August and can safely be dropped in all league formats. Gott owns a 10.03 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 15 appearances in 2020.

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Donovan Solano went 3-for-4 with a double on Thursday as the Giants lost to the Padres 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Solano knocked his 15th double of the year off Matt Strahm, which is tied for second in all of MLB along with four other players. He's picked up four multi-hit performances in his last nine games, which has raised his batting line to .352/.391/.531 with three home runs and 27 RBI across 145 at-bats. His batting average is third in all of baseball as well. He's having quite the season in the city by the bay.

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Mauricio Dubon went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI as the Giants beat the Mariners 6-5 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Dubon smacked a two-run homer off reliever Brady Lail in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game up at five. It was his only hit of the night. The 26-year old has been a solid contributor for the surprise Giants this year with a .282 batting average to go along with a .716 OPS. He's also chipped in two home runs, 13 RBI, and two stolen bases. He's more of an NL-only option for fantasy purposes, though.

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