Giants Vs. Marlins, Starting Lineups: Brandon Belt Gets Another Shot, Buster Posey Gets A Day Off

History has told us that when the San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt goes 0-4 including three roll-overs to the first baseman like he did last night against the Miami Marlins, skipper Bruce Bochy has opted for another bat in the lineup the next day. But that is only most of the time, as Belt gets another start Wednesday night as Buster Posey will take the night off.

With Aubrey Huff still out and righty Carlos Zambrano on the mound, Belt will get another shot at first base this evening, batting sixth. Hector Sanchez will catch Barry Zito once more, batting fifth, Gregor Blanco will bat leadoff, playing right field, pushing Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera down a spot in the order. Joaquin Arias will move over to second base as both Ryan Theriot and Emmanuel Burriss will sit this evening.

An interesting lineup to say the least, an obvious move from Bruce Bochy to get as much speed on the field as possible to try and get out of their cavernous RISP slump they've been in this year, currently batting .193 as a squad including only 5-32 (.156) in their last four games.

Your San Francisco Giants:

  1. Gregor Blanco RF
  2. Angel Pagan CF
  3. Melky Cabrera LF
  4. Pablo Sandoval 3B
  5. Hector Sanchez C
  6. Brandon Belt 1B
  7. Joaquin Arias 2B
  8. Brandon Crawford SS
  9. Barry Zito P

Miami Marlins:

  1. Jose Reyes SS
  2. Emilio Bonifacio CF
  3. Hanley Ramirez 3B
  4. Austin Kearns LF
  5. Omar Infante 2B
  6. Giancarlo Stanton RF
  7. Gaby Sanchez 1B
  8. John Buck C
  9. Carlos Zambrano P

First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay Area, and Fox Sports Florida and WZXY 790 AM in and around Miami.

For more discussion and analysis of the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles. For the Marlins side of things, check out Fish Stripes.

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