BUSTER POSEY… Is tied for third in the NL with 11 caught stealings.
TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-5, 4.90) is coming o” a 4-1 loss Friday at Arizona, allowing four runs in 6.0 innings while striking out a season-low one batter…he has won each of his last three starts versus the Padres, including a 4-3 win this season on April 20 at Petco Park… RHP Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.90) has gone 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over his last three starts…he’s 7-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 career starts against the Giants.
JOE PANIK… Was SF’s first round selection (29th overall pick) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Ranks third in the Majors with seven triples (had eight in his career prior to this season).
HOME WOES… Despite having the second-best home record in the National League at 23-17 (.575), the Giants have lost each of their last five home contests while also losing eight of their last nine…SF hasn’t lost more than five consecutive home games since a seven-game losing streak from May 14-31, 2008.
GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 16 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Has already allowed two HRs this year (68 batters faced)…prior to this season he had faced 605 batters while in a Giants uniform and allowed just two home runs.
TYLER COLVIN… Has started 23 of 41 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 16 of 23 starts.
MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club in doubles (18), home runs (13), RBI (44) and slugging pct. (.518).
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.