TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the third game of this four-game series…RHP Edinson Volquez (6-7, 5.33) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Lincecum (4-9, 4.61).
TIM LINCECUM… Has faced the Padres twice this season, going 1-1 with a 1.32 ERA (2er, 13.2ip)…has made 24 starts in his career against the Padres and has gone 11-6 with a 2.34 ERA (41er, 157.2ip).
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Ranks fifth in the league with 9.39 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.
Has received a total of just 12 runs of support (1.84 RSA) over his last 10 starts…overall, receives the lowest run support on the Giants’ staff and the 10th lowest in the NL with an average of 3.52 runs per game.
Received a no-decision in his last start on Monday vs. New York in SF’s 4-3 loss…threw 7.0 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk with 11 strikeouts…marked his 33rd double-digit strikeout game and his first this season.
WITH THE BAT… Lincecum is 2-for-32 (.063) with one RBI and five sacrifice hits this season.
Two-time NL Cy Young winner (2008, 2009) and four-time NL All-Star (2008-11) takes the hill for his 19th start of the 2013 season.
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR SERIES AT SAN DIEGO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- 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)