TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the San Diego Padres in the middle game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner (11-6, 3.12) will face Padres’ right-hander Edinson Volquez (6-7, 3.34).
Today’s Starting Lineup
DON’T FORGET!…Please note the following change has been made to the Giants- Dodgers game on Saturday, July 28 here at AT&T Park: Game originally scheduled for CSN Bay Area will now be televised on FOX Sports…game time has been changed from 6:05 p.m. (PT) to 1:05 p.m. (PT).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than people who are movin’ on up.
THE GIANTS…defeated the Padres 7-1 last night in the 1st game of this 3-game series… Enter tonight’s game in 1st place in the NL West, 1.5 games ahead of 2nd-place LA… Are a season-high 12 games over .500.
POSEY AT THE PLATE…C Buster Posey is batting .512 (21-for-41) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs and 17 RBI in his last 11 games…his .355 (49-for-138) batting average at home ranks as the 5th-highest among NL players.
MELKY’S HITS…OF Melky Cabrera enters tonight’s game with a 10-game hit streak, the 2nd-longest active streak in the National League behind Miami’s Jose Reyes (11 games)… during this current stretch, Cabrera is batting .415 (17-for-41) with 2 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 5 RBI…it’s his 2nd 10+ game hit streak this season.
NATE SCHIERHOLTZ… All 5 of his home runs this season have come vs. righties and on the road…owns both of the Giants multi-HR efforts this season… Has made 33 starts this year (all in RF), but has started just 6 times in the Giants’ last 24 games… Is 5-for-42 (.119) against left-handers…entered the season, batting .317 off them.
MELKY CABRERA… 2012 All-Star leads the Majors with 135 hits and 45 multi-hit games… His 6 outfield assists this season are tied for the 5th-most in the NL.