TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Washington Nationals in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Tim Lincecum (3-8, 5.60) will face Nationals’ right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (4-6, 2.77).
Today’s Starting Lineup
THE GIANTS…finished a 7-game homestand with a 5-2 record, going 3-0 against Los Angeles-NL and 2-2 against Cincinnati… Are coming off a 4-3 win over the Reds on Sunday at AT&T Park…Angel Pagan’s 2B in the 9th sailed over the head of RF Jay Bruce to give the Giants a walk-off win.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than the Pentagon has parking spaces.
WELL REPRESENTED…The Giants and Cardinals will lead the NL team with four All-Star representatives each for the 83rd All-Star Game, to be played next Tuesday in Kansas City…OF Melky Cabrera (1st selection), RHP Matt Cain (3rd selection), C Buster Posey (1st selection) and IF Pablo Sandoval (2nd selection) will represent the Giants.
BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games, batting .344 (21-for-61) with 3 HRs and 9 RBI… Leads the club with 10 HRs and 42 RBI… Is hitting .370 (27-for-73) with 3 HRs and 14 RBI against left-handed pitchers, which is the 6th-highest avg. in the NL.. Leads the club seeing 4.16 pitches per plate appearance… Is tied for 2nd in the NL with 5 sacrifice flies this season.
RYAN THERIOT… Has hit .311 (42-for-135) with 14 RBI in 33 games since being activated from DL on May 24.. Has recorded a multi-hit game in 11 of his last 29 contests.
MELKY CABRERA… Leads Majors with 111 hits and 36 multi-hit games… Is tied for the Major League lead with 11 game winning RBI… Owns the 2nd-highest avg. vs. LHP in the Majors, batting .420
BRANDON BELT… Leads the club with 31 walks…has the 4th-highest walk rate in the NL (6.77 PA/BB)… Is hitting .500 (14-for-28) on the 1st pitch.