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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey provided the only run the Giants needed in Friday's 1-0 win over the Nationals, going 2-for-4 with a single, a solo home run, and a strikeout. Posey took a fourth-inning Paolo Espino breaking ball just over the left-center wall to give the Giants the lead. The veteran is having a throwback season, slashing .340/.413/.595 with 11 HR and 23 RBI. He has been a huge fantasy asset and should be in fantasy managers' lineups as long as he is starting.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani was excellent in Friday's 1-0 win over the Nationals. DeSclafani pitched all nine innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. It was his second complete-game shutout of the season, bringing his overall record to 6-2 and his ERA to 3.09. Like several other Giants pitchers over the recent seasons, DeSclafani has seen a complete turn of fortune from last season since joining the team. He has been a huge fantasy value this season and will look to keep things going in his next start against the Diamondbacks at home.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman is scheduled to take the mound on Saturday versus the Washington Nationals. He was supposed to start on Friday, but Thursday's contest has been postponed. Anthony DeSclafani will make the start on Friday, while Gausman and a player to be named later will take the mound on Saturday. Gausman has been sharp this season and should be a favorable fantasy option for Saturday.
San Francisco Giants catcher Chadwick Tromp had a nice day at the plate in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Rangers, going 2-for-4 with a single, a solo home run, and a strikeout. Tromp followed up teammate Jason Vosler's fifth-inning solo shot with one of his own to put the Giants up 2-0. The 26-year-old has played in just two games this season, so he will need to see more consistent playing time before fantasy managers can begin to consider him.
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jake McGee took his second loss of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Rangers. McGee entered to pitch the bottom of the 11th inning with the game tied and an automatic runner on second. He got the first two batters out, intentionally walked Isiah Kiner-Falefa, then gave up a game-ending RBI single to Brock Holt. McGee's fantasy value has taken a hit since the beginning of the season, as he has ceded his closer status to Tyler Rogers for the most part. He has pitched better lately, lowering his season ERA to 3.76, but his fantasy value will remain limited as long as he does not see save situations.