TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Hudson (7-4, 2.62) will make his 16th start of the season…he’s struggled in his last two outings, surrendering 11 runs in 10.1 innings of work… Hudson is 5-1 with a 3.20 ERA in eight career starts against the Reds… RHP Homer Bailey (7-4, 4.80) is winless in his last three outings after posting four consecutive victories… has struggled in his career at AT&T Park, allowing 11 runs in 17.0 innings (5.82 ERA) in three outings.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Matched his career-high with three walks last night (fifth time, first since 2011).
HECTOR SANCHEZ… Has started 28/82 games (27 at catcher, one at 1st)…made a total of 24 starts last season.
GREGOR BLANCO… Is hitting .296 (29×98) with nine RBI in his past 30 games.
JOE PANIK… RBI…has started six of eight games at 2nd base (3 errors).
HUNTER PENCE… Is batting .323 (21×65) with three homers and seven RBI in his past 15 games.
BUSTER POSEY… His .367 average in June ranks as the third-highest in the NL.
PUT AWAY THE BROOMS… The Giants have never been swept in a four game series here at AT&T Park… the last time SF was swept in a four game series in San Francisco was Sept. 12-15, 1996 (doubleheader on the 15th) vs. Pittsburgh at Candlestick Park.
JOE PANIK… Went 2-for-4 last night with an RBI.
JAVIER LOPEZ… Was charged with his first loss of the season last night, allowing a season-high three runs.