In his last game Greinke was brilliant, shutting out the A’s for six innings in a game that the bullpen would ultimately surrender. Cahill is making his 2020 debut for the Giants. He signed with them during the off-season on a minor league contract and was activated for this game.
Yordan Alvarez’s return appears imminent. Alvarez is “very close” to returning to the major league team, manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday, intimating the reigning American League Rookie of the Year could be back “in a couple days. Alvarez is working out at the Astros’ alternate training site in Corpus Christi.
Houston Astros star Justin Verlander reportedly hopes to resume throwing next week, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Verlander suffered a forearm strain in his first start of the season and has been on the injured list since July. He was shut down for multiple weeks, but manager Dusty Baker said Saturday the pitcher is "not progressing as quickly as he'd like," per McTaggart.