The San Francisco Giants are shaking things up a bit as they get set for game 3 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As the San Francisco Giants get geared up for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a few key lineup changes have been made. The Giants are looking to reclaim their lead in the NLDS and it seems like they might be hoping a couple lineup changes could assist with that.
Right fielder Mike Yastrzemski will now be batting second for San Francisco while Kris Bryant will be playing at first base for the first time with his new team.
The San Francisco Giants have made some pivotal lineup changes before NLDS game 3 with the Los Angeles Dodgers
The NLDS is currently even at 1-1 as San Francisco went out and claimed game 1, winning 4-0 back in San Francisco. In game 2, the Los Angeles tied things up as the Dodgers claimed a dominant 9-2 victory.
Who knows if these lineup changes will be permanent for San Francisco. It’s not even clear that San Francisco’s new lineup will even be all that successful. What is clear, however, is that Giants manager Gabe Kapler is willing to shift up things a bit in an effort to bounce back after that ugly, frustrating loss in game 2.
Maybe Kapler getting creative and switching a few players and positions around will put San Francisco in position to get a road win over Los Angeles. This new lineup doesn’t even necessarily need to be good enough to get two road wins for the Giants to be able to clinch this NLDS. If San Francisco is able to split games 3 and 4, and then head back home for a game 5, Kapler should feel good about his team’s chances on getting to the 2021 NLCS.