Giants Probable Starters (in order):
- Jonathan Sanchez (6-6, 3.26 ERA in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 1,29 ERA, 15 SO, 3 BB, 0 HR allowed)
Madison Bumgarner (0-2, 4.50 ERA in 2010; Did not face MIL in 2009)
- Tim Lincecum (8-4, 3.28 ERA in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 1 GS, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 5 SO, 3 BB, 0 HR allowed)
- Barry Zito (7-4, 3.75 ERA in 2010; 2009 vs. MIL: 2 GS, 0-0, 4.66 ERA, 8 SO, 8 BB, 1 HR allowed)
Brewers Probable Starters (in order):
- Dave Bush (2009 vs. SFG: 1 G, 18.00 ERA, 1 SO, 0 BB, 1 HR allowed)
- Randy Wolf(2009 vs. SFG 3 GS, 2-0, 1.35 ERA, 10 SO, 3 BB, 2 HR allowed)
|Batting average||Pat Burrell, .315
||Batting average||Ryan Braun, .295|
Pat Burrell, .386
||On-base percentage||Prince Fielder, .385|
|Slugging||Pat Burrell, .562
||Slugging||Corey Hart, .572|
|OPS||Pat Burrell, .947
|Home runs||Aubrey Huff, 15
||Home runs||Hart, 19
|Runs batted in||Aubrey Huff, 47
||Runs batted in||Hart, 61
|Runs scored||Aubrey Huff, 46
||Runs scored||Rickie Weeks, 53
|Stolen bases||Andres Torres, 16
||Stolen bases||Braun, 11|
|Wins||Tim Lincecum, 8
||Wins||Yovani Gallardo, 8
|ERA||Brian Wilson, 2.04
||ERA||Kameron Loe, 0.93
|K/9||Santiago Casilla, 14.67
||K/9||Zach Braddock, 13.50|
Sergio Romo, 0.93
|IP||Matt Cain, 114.2
|Saves||Brian Wilson, 22
||Saves||John Axford, 9|
San Francisco lost in 15 innings last night to the Rockies and used nine bullpen arms in the process - it was their eighth loss in nine games and it sealed their fifth consecutive series loss.
The two teams split six meetings in Milwaukee last season
From last night's game story: "Since June 22, when the Giants defeated Houston to climb nine games above .500 (39-30) and match a season high, they've been outscored 67-42 while losing 10 of 12 games."
This article from boston.com says the Giants are interested in upgrading their offense and they have their eye on Corey Hart. This series could be a good audition.
Don't forget that the Giants are the team that Prince walked off and did the choreographed "bomb" celebration against. Barry Zito plunked Prince in Spring Training, presumably ending the matter - but you never know.
After using so many relievers, the Giants will be looking for a long start from Sanchez today, but he's struggled to make it past the sixth in his past three starts.
Corey Hart's hit streak reached 19 games yesterday.
Doug Davis is scheduled to return Friday against the Pirates, leaving the question of Wednesday and Thursday's starters up in the air.