TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the first game of this four-game series…RHP Jason Marquis (9-4, 3.79) is scheduled to face LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-5, 3.05).
ON THE BUMP…LHP Madison Bumgarner has been the Giants’ best and most consistent pitcher this season…since June 8, SF has won five of his last six outings, as Bumgarner has posted a 5-1 mark with a 2.25 ERA (10er, 40.0ip) during that stretch.
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Has been the Giants’ most consistent pitcher this season, going 9-5 with a 3.05 ERA in 18 starts, 12 of which are quality outings…the Giants are 11-7 in his assignments.
Has allowed three runs-or-fewer in each of his last six starts, going 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA (10er, 40.0ip) and .161 opponents avg. against (22-for-137) during that span.
Ranks third among NL pitchers with a .193 opponents batting average against and is seventh with 116 strikeouts.
Six of his nine wins have come against NL West opponents, where he’s fashioned a a 6-2 record with a 2.76 ERA in 11 starts.
Was selected to his first career All-Star team by manager Bruce Bochy last Saturday…is the first Giants left-handed pitcher to be selected to the Mid-Summer Classic since Shawn Estes in 1997.
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR SERIES AT SAN DIEGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Thursday, July 11 at San Diego (7:10): RHP Jason Marquis (9-4, 3.79) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-5, 3.05) – CSN-BA
- Friday, July 12 at San Diego (7:10): TBA vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (2-1, 2.44) – CSN-BA
- Saturday, July 13 at San Diego (7:10): RHP Edinson Volquez (6-7, 5.33) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (4-9, 4.61) – NBC-BA
- Sunday, July 14 at San Diego (1:10): LHP Eric Stults (pitching tonight) vs. LHP Barry Zito (pitching tonight) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)