TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants’ host the Milwaukee Brewers today in the fourth and final game of this four game series…RHP Donovan Hand (0-3, 3.60) is scheduled to start against RHP Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.43).
TODAY’S ROSTER MOVES…Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have optioned RHP Jean Machi to triple-A Fresno and have reinstated RHP Ryan Vogelsong from the 60-day disabled list…Vogelsong missed the last 68 games with a fractured right hand.
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SANDY ROSARIO… Faced one batter yesterday, allowing one hit which eventually scored… Opponents are just 2-for-25 (.080) off him with RISP… Left-handed batters are just 5-for-36 (.139) with eight strikeouts.
YESTERDAY’S GEM…RHP Tim Lincecum recorded his first win yesterday since his no-hitter in San Diego on July 13…since Johnny Vander Meer tossed consecutive no-hitters in 1938, Lincecum became the first Major League pitcher to allow only one hit and pitch more than 6.0 innings in his first win after he threw a no-hitter (Elias).
SANTIAGO CASILLA… Has tossed 14.2-consecutive scoreless innings over his past 15 appearances, which is the fourth-longest active scoreless streak in the National League.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Has allowed just one earned run in his last 37 outings (22.1ip).
IN THE TWO SPOT…IF Brandon Crawford is hitting .316 (12-for-38) and has a .426 on-base pct. in 11 starts as the number two hitter this season.
PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES VS. BAL (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Friday, August 9 vs. Baltimore (7:15): RHP Chris Tillman (14-3, 3.89) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 7.19) – NBC-BA
- Saturday, August 10 vs. Baltimore (1:05): LHP Wei-Yin Chen (6-4, 2.95) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (5-2, 2.56) – FOX
- Sunday, August 11 vs. Baltimore (1:05): RHP Bud Norris (tonight) vs. RHP Matt Cain (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)