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Giants announce lineup for Game 1 of NLDS

© Michael Ciaglo | 2021 Sep 26

We know who is playing for the Giants in Game 1 of the National League Division Series vs. the Dodgers. Well, at least to start the game.

Unsurprisingly, all of the Giants heavy hitters are in the lineup including Brandon Crawford batting third, Buster Posey batting fourth, Kris Bryant batting sixth and Evan Longoria in the eight hole.

Facing Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler, the Giants have elected to go with left-handed platoon options Tommy La Stella, LaMonte Wade Jr. and Mike Yastrzemski, who gets the nod over Steven Duggar. Duggar has three extra-base hits vs. Buehler in 18 at-bats.

Kapler has set up the lineup so it alternates between left-handers and right-handers every other batter, starting with La Stella in the leadoff spot.

Full lineup below:

  1. 2B La Stella.
  2. 1B Flores
  3. SS Crawford
  4. C Posey
  5. Wade Jr.
  6. Bryant
  7. Yastrzemski
  8. Longoria
  9. Webb

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