Quick Hits for August 22, 2013

TODAY’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates today in the firstgame of this four game series… LHP Jeff Locke (9-4, 2.90) is scheduled to face  RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.35).

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ON THE MOUND…RHP Matt Cain enters tonight’s outing having tossed 15.2-consecutive scoreless innings against the Pirates…he’s 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA (6er, 43.2ip) in his last six starts against them.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS…OF Francisco Peguero (above) and IF Nick Noonan (right) have both been recalled from triple-A Fresno today…

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…LHP Mike Kickham has been optioned to Fresno and OF Andres Torres has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left achilles strain.

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IN THE TRAINERS ROOM…IF Pablo Sandoval has been held out of the lineup the last two games due to a sore back…he’s expected to return to the lineup tonight.

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ON REHAB…OF Angel Pagan has gone 2-for-11 with three runs scored, a triple and two walks in four rehab games with the Giants…he’s scheduled to join Fresno tomorrow.

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BRANDON BELTING…IF Brandon Belt has hit .357 (25-for-70) with € five doubles, three triples and € five home runs in 20 games this month…his .357 average ranks as the eighth- highest in the NL…he’s also third in slugging pct. (.729) and ninth in on-base pct. (.430).

PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TODAY AND REMAINDER OF THIS VS. PITTSBURGH (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Thursday, August 22 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): LHP Jeff Locke (9-4, 2.90) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.35) – CSN-BA 
  • Friday, August 23 vs. Pittsburgh (7:15): RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.87) – CSN-BA
  • Saturday, August 24 vs. Pittsburgh (6:05): LHP Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) – CSN-BA 
  • Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (tonight) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (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)

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