The Giants will employ a fresh strategy against one of MLB's freshest faces.
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will make his Oracle Park on Tuesday night, while San Francisco will use relief pitcher Nick Vincent as an opener. The Giants have allowed 42 runs in the first inning this season, and they're hoping this new strategy will improve their first-inning efforts.
Guerrero Jr. is batting just .191 through his first 13 MLB games, but went 3-for-6 in the last two games of the Blue Jays' weekend series with the Chicago White Sox. The son of Baseball Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, Guerrero Jr. is MLB Pipeline's top-rated prospect. He slashed .333/.400/.578 across three levels of the minors last season, finishing 2018 with Triple-A Buffalo.
Here's how the Giants and Blue Jays are set to line up Tuesday night in San Francisco. You can watch the game on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the MyTeams app, with coverage beginning at 6 p.m.
Toronto Blue Jays (16-24)1. Eric Sogard, 2B2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B3. Justin Smoak, 1B4. Randal Grichuk, RF5. Freddy Galvis, SS6. Billy McKinney, LF7. Jonathan Davis, CF8. Danny Jansen, C
9. Trent Thornton, RHP (0-4, 5.06 ERA)