San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Cueto gets the call, as Giants open series against Philadelphia tonight

San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto gets the call on tonight against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez at Oracle Park in San Francisco to open up a three game series (AP News file photo)

Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 The San Francisco Giants (43-25) swept a four game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-49) which part of glass half full and half empty scenario do you look back at in the series, the Giants benefited by keeping ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the standings by 2.5 games or just taking advantaged of a bad team who set the all time road loss record?

#2 The Diamondbacks broke a decades old record that was held by the 1963 New York Mets and the 1943 Philadelphia Athletics which only could mean a lot of bad pitching, no hitting got them this far like the Mets and A’s teams of those eras.

#3 The Giants on the other hand looked like they were more like in the batting cage rather than playing a regulation game with an accumulated 54 hits for the four game series and no signs of showing the mercy rule.

#4 Talk about the three touted Diamondbacks who will most likely be part of the Arizona fire sale, Eduardo Escobar .241, Ketel Marte .341, and Madison Bumgarner 4-5 ERA 5.73.

#5 The Giants open up a three game series starting Friday night with the Philadelphia Phillies who will start Vince Velasquez (2-1 ERA 4.25) and for the Giants Johnny Cueto (4-3 ERA 4.00) break down this pitching match for tonight?

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