TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Pittsburgh Pirates today in the final game of this four game series…RHP A.J. Burnett (6-8, 3.09) is slated to face RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.29).
ON THE MOUND…RHP Ryan Vogelsong has posted a 3.78 ERA (7er, 16.2ip) in his three starts since coming off the disabled list…only teammate Madison Bumgarner (3.78) has a lower ERA in that span.
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BRETT PILL… Is batting .359 (14-for-39) in his nine starts.
GREGOR BLANCO… Is 9-for-27 (.333) in his past six games.
DOWN ON THE FARM…RHP Derek Law recorded his 10th save this season for Class A Advanced San Jose last night…Law issued his first walk since joining San Jose; however, he still holds a remarkable 37-to-1 K/BB in 20.2 innings, while posting a 2.18 ERA.
MARCO SCUTARO… His .318 avg. (41-for-129) vs. left-handed pitching ranks as the 11th-highest in the NL… His 41 multi-hit games are tied for the ninth-most in the NL… Has been the second hardest batter to strikeout in the Majors, averaging 15.03 PA/K.
THIS DATE IN GIANTS HISTORY… August 25, 1998 – The Giants fell behind the Mets 3-0 in the 1st inning, but stormed back to win by a score of 7-3…Ellis Burks plated the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the 4th inning, scored the go-ahead run in the 5th and provided insurance with a solo homer in the 6th.
PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AND UPCOMING SET AT COLORADO (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Sunday, August 25 vs. Pittsburgh (1:05): RHP A.J. Burnett (6-8, 3.09) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.29) – CSN-BA
- Monday, August 26 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.79) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-9, 5.63) – CSN-BA
- Tuesday, August 27 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Chad Bettis (0-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Yusmeiro Petit (0-0, 3.38) – CSN-BA
- Wednesday, August 28 at Colorado (5:40): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (12-7, 3.22) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-8, 2.84) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)