The Giants desperately need a win, and they're turning to the perfect pitcher to get them back on track.
Manager Bruce Bochy will hand the ball to ace Madison Bumgarner as the Giants face the Phillies in the first night of a four-game series. This could be a make-or-break set for San Francisco in the NL wild-card race.
The Giants enter Thursday on a four-game losing streak. They're sliding down the standings, now 3 1/2 games back of the second wild-card spot.
On the other side, the Phillies hold the second wild-card spot and are just two games back of the Nationals for home-field advantage.
Bumgarner is 4-3 with a 3.41 ERA in his career against Philadelphia. The Giants badly need a vintage performance from MadBum.
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Here's how to watch Phillies vs. Giants live online:
San Francisco Giants
When: Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6:45 p.m. PT
Live Stream: YouTube