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San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics: Pre-Season Game Thread

Oct 2, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) celebrate cinching the wild card against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) celebrate cinching the wild card against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7 to 1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
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Welcome one, and welcome all San Francisco Giants fans! This is the first of our game threads this year. We cannot promise they will be done for all 162 regular season games, but they definitely will be done for big match-ups and most weekend games.

The San Francisco Giants enter their 2017 season with high hopes, as they fell painstakingly short to continuing the even year championship trend with their NLDS loss to the Chicago Cubs. They’re back with a vengeance, and a strengthened bullpen.

While opening day is on Sunday, the Giants are going through their usual series with the Oakland Athletics. Both squads use this as a dry-run to the regular season for the fans, players, and stadium operations.

Tonight’s lineup for the Giants is:

  1. Span, CF
  2. Belt, 1B
  3. Pence, RF
  4. Posey, C
  5. Crawford, SS
  6. Marrero, LF
  7. Nuñez, 3B
  8. Panik, 2B
  9. Cueto, P

Tonight’s pitching matchup is between Johnny Cueto, and Sean Manaea.

A few potential roster decisions here are on the cards, with Chris Marrero getting a look in Left Field. He’s had an incredibly solid spring, and it is hard to see the San Francisco Giants keeping him off the roster.

For instructions on the thread, it’s quite simple! We’ll keep this posted, and all you have to do is interact in the comments section! We’ll update the info here periodically throughout the game as big events happen.

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