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San Francisco Giants left-hander Scott Kazmir will start Wednesday's game against the San Diego Padres, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Giants have been rolling with a four-man rotation lately but will recall Kazmir, who's been pitching in Triple-A. It's his first season in the bigs since 2016, and he made two starts earlier in the year, most recently on June 4. He's posted a 6.43 ERA, 24.1 K%, and 3.4 BB%. Both of his starts were less than five innings, and it'll probably be more of the same Wednesday. Fantasy managers can feel comfortable leaving Kazmir on the waiver wire.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani fell to 12-7 in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Braves. DeSclafani pitched 6 innings, allowing two runs on six hits (including a two-run home run) and no walks with six strikeouts. Despite the loss, he has pitched very well all season and now has a 3.23 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. His next start will be in Coors Field, but the Rockies are a good matchup. Fantasy managers could consider starting him given how well he has pitched.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Atlanta Braves, according to MLB.com. He hasn't been able to replicate what he's done the last couple of seasons but still has an above-average .221/.308/.454 slash line with 23 HRs, 71 runs, and 58 RBI. He has just a .531 OPS against southpaws this season, though, and will take a seat with Max Fried starting for the Braves. Austin Slater will play center and bat second. Slater has crushed lefties this year with a .266/.363/.481 slash line, along with 14 SBs over 122 games this season. He's a good streaming option for any fantasy manager looking for outfield help.
San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves, according to MLB.com. Wade Jr. has come out of nowhere to put up a very productive season for the division-leading Giants, slashing .262/.340/.517 with 18 HRs and six stolen bases over 97 games. He's struggled mightily against lefties this season, though, with a .366 OPS and will take a seat on the bench. Darin Ruf will get the start in the outfield and bat leadoff. Ruf has been a nice bench option this season, slashing .272/.392/.520 with 15 HRs in 113 games, and he has a 1.034 OPS off of lefties this season. He should be streamed in every league if available on the waiver wire.
San Francisco Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves, according to MLB.com. Belt's having one of the best seasons of his career, slashing .260/.365/.577 with 26 HRs, 54 RBI, and 57 runs over 90 games. His OPS is .877 off of lefties, compared to .956 against right-handers this year, and so he'll get the day off with southpaw Max Fried on the mound. Wilmer Flores will take his spot at first base and bat seventh. Flores is hitting well against left-handers, slashing .293/.333/.474 with six home runs in 133 at-bats, and fantasy managers in most leagues can stream him for first base help.