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Giants vs. Marlins Series Preview: San Francisco Looking To Continue Hot Streak

The San Francisco Giants are riding a five-game win streak at the moment, including a two-game sweep of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and a three-game home sweep over the Bay Area rival Oakland Athletics. Needless to say, the defending World Series champions are feeling pretty good about themselves. Now, they'll continue their homestand as they host the Florida Marlins for a three-game set.

The Marlins have been, at best, pretty inconsistent of late. They're wrapping up a five-game homestand of their own, but they've gone two-and-three in that time. Florida did, however, take two-of-three from the Tampa Bay Rays and looked good doing it. Tampa Bay recovered in game three though, and shut the Marlins out 4-0, so they're not riding a ton of momentum at this point.

However, these are two pretty even teams ... the Giants sport a 27-19 record, while the Marlins are at 26-19, their inconsistencies are something of the present and recent times, as they started their season out pretty well. This is a matchup between two teams who could be very good on their best day, or really, really bad on just an "off day." You don't want to see either of them on their worst day.

It's the bottom of the order for the Giants, who will be sending out Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong to handle the pitching duties. They'll be up against Ricky Nolasco, Chris Volstad and Anibal Sanchez.

Current Series

3 game series vs Marlins @ AT&T Park

Florida Marlins
@ San Francisco Giants

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 7:15 PM PDT
AT&T Park

Ricky Nolasco vs. Matt Cain

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.


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Wed 05/25 - Chris Volstad vs. Madison Bumgarner 
7:15 PM PDT
Thu 05/26 - Anibal Sanchez vs. Ryan Vogelsong 
12:45 PM PDT