TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (8-4, 2.26) will face Dodgers’ left-hander Clayton Kershaw (7-6, 3.14).
Today’s Starting Lineup
A COUPLE UNIFORM CHANGES…With newly acquired infielder Marco Scutaro wearing #19 for the remainder of the season, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti will change his uniform number from #19 to #33…Righetti has also worn #46 (2006-08) and #32 (2009).
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than people who have medaled in 5 straight Olympics.
WE MEET AGAIN…RHP Ryan Vogelsong and LHP Clayton Kershaw will oppose one another for the 3rd time this season…Vogelsong has gone 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA in his starts against Kershaw this year, while the Dodgers’ southpaw has gone 0-2 with a 2.57 ERA.
RYAN THERIOT… Is batting .297 (19-for-64) in his past 16 games… Has hit .296 (61-for-206) with 19 RBI in 50 games since being activated from DL on May 24… Combined for a .203 avg. (15×74) in April/May, but is hitting .299 (56×187) the last 2 months.
BRANDON BELT…Has reached base safely in 5 of his last 12 plate appearances (4 hits and 1 BB)… Has made 60 starts (all at 1st base)…his .997 fielding pct. leads all NL 1st basemen.
BUSTER POSEY… His .451 avg. and 23 hits both rank as the 2nd-most in the NL in the 2nd half…also has 5 2Bs, 3 HRs and 17 RBI (most in NL) over that span… Leads the club with 13 HRs and 60 RBI.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .270 (20-for-74) with 4 2Bs, 1 3B, 2 HRs and 10 RBI in his last 25 contests.