TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS… Prior to tonight’s game the Giants have reinstated RHP Matt Cain (right hamstring strain) from the 15-day disabled list…to make room for him on the 25-man roster, LHP David Huff has been desginated for assignment.
BRANDON HICKS… Leads team with 26 walks.
TOMORROW’S STARTER… Tim Hudson is the third pitcher for the Giants in the SF-era to post a sub-2.00 ERA through his first 11 starts with the team…the others were Mike Caldwell in 1974 (1.93 ERA) and Ryan Vogelsong in 2011 (1.99 ERA) (courtesy of STATS, LLC)…
JUAN GUTIERREZ… Opponents are just 3-for-22 (.136) off him with runners in scoring position.
EHIRE ADRIANZA… Has made 10 starts (seven – 2B, three – SS).
MICHAEL MORSE… Has homered in each of his last two games and has already matched his HR total from all of last season with 13 HRs in 59 games…is tied for third in the NL in home runs.
HOME SWEET HOME… Today begins a stretch in which the Giants will play 20 of their next 25 games here at AT&T Park and 25 of 35 leading up to the All-Star break…the Giants enter tonight’s contest with the best home record in the Majors, going 19-9 (.679)… they’ve won six of their last seven home games and 17 of their past 26…the Giants have lost just one series at home, dropping two of three games to the D-Backs in their very first home set, April 8-10.
BUSTER POSEY… Has missed five games this season with tightness in his lower back (May 20-21, May 29-31).
GREGOR BLANCO… Has appeared in 47 of 61 games (14 starts; eight in CF, six in LF).
PABLO SANDOVAL… Has hit safely in 22 of his last 25 games, batting .354 (34×96) with six HRs during this span.