TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (5-5, 4.35) will face Dodgers’ right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (0-3, 2.35).
Today’s Starting Lineup
NO 2 FOR 1…OF Gregor Blanco has yet to ground into a double play in 2012…he joins Atlanta’s Michael Bourn and Cincinnati’s Drew Stubbs as the only NL players that have yet to ground into a double play this season (min. of 200 at-bats).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than rhymes that keep their secrets.
BARRY ZITO... Is 116-7 (.943) in his career when receiving at least 4 runs of support while in game (150 starts), including 31-3 (.912) mark with SF (42 starts).
MELKY CABRERA… Has gone hitless in back-to-back games for just the 3rd time all season…has gone hitless in 3-straight games just once (April 14-16).
RYAN THERIOT… Has hit .318 (34-for-107) with 13 RBI in 26 games since being activated from DL on May 24.
JOAQUIN ARIAS... Is just 5-for-his-last-42 (.119) against right-handed pitching…is hitting .313 (21-for-67) vs. LHP.
BRANDON BELT… Is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with 4 HRs, 12 RBI and 9 BBs in his last 12 games.