Giants @ Braves, 9/20

San Diego Padres v Atlanta Braves Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Beede (5-9, 5.02 ERA) vs. Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA)

It was over 16 months ago that the Giants were in Atlanta with a perfectly average 16-15 heading into a three-game series against a team that was already thought to be a powerhouse. The Giants took all three games of that series — decisively — and left Atlanta with a 19-15 record.

Well, the Giants are 128-153 since then and have an entirely new front office regime. The Braves, of course, went on to win their first NL East title since 2013 and just their second since 2005, the last of their 11-year run as the division leader. Now they’re just one win away from clinching their second consecutive NL East title, which they can do with either a win or Nationals loss. So, expect to watch them celebrate at the Giants’ expense very soon.

CF — Ronald Acuna Jr.
2B — Ozzie Albies
1B — Freddie Freeman
3B — Josh Donaldson
LF — Nick Markakis
RF — Matt Joyce
C — Brian McCann
SS — Dansby Swanson
SP — Mike Foltynewicz

Acuna Jr. is just one home run and three stolen bases away from joining the 40-40 club. He has the right battery tonight to maybe net all needed gains in a single game.

RF — Mike Yastrzemski
1B — Brandon Belt
3B — Evan Longoria
C — Stephen Vogt
CF — Kevin Pillar
LF — Alex Dickerson
SS — Brandon Crawford
2B — Mauricio Dubon
SP — Tyler Beede

Beede has had back-to-back nice starts — 5 IP, 0 runs against the Dodgers in LA; 6.1 IP 0 runs at home against the Marlins — and as wacky as his control has been this year, he’s also walked just five over his last four starts (21 IP) and has a 1.71 ERA