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Giants vs. Dodgers, Starting Lineup Preview: Brandon Belt out, Mark DeRosa in at First Base

The lineups are set for the second of the San Francisco Giants three game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks this evening, with just a slight tweak in the lineup. Mark DeRosa will play first today as Brandon Belt gets the day off against the D’Backs lefty Joe Saunders (0-1 6.00 ERA).

Barry Zito (0-1 5.56 ERA) will be looking to lock up the G-Men’s fourth win in a row and his first for the season. But if he can’t get it done, I think it might be about time to lose the ‘stache. It’s definitely a bossy lip jacket, but it might be worth shaving off if he keeps having sub-par outings. Maybe a Don Mattingly sole patch? Anyway, I digress…

And now, Your San Francisco Giants:

1. Aaron Rowand CF
2. Freddy Sanchez 2B
3. Aubrey Huff RF
4. Buster Posey C
5. Miguel Tejada SS
6. Pat Burrell LF
7. Pablo Sandoval 3B
8. Mark DeRosa 1B
9. Barry Zito SP

Diamondbacks Lineup:

1. Willie Bloomquist LF
2. Ryan Roberts 2B
3. Justin Upton RF
4. Stephen Drew SS
5. Chris Young CF
6. Xavier Nady 1B
7. Miguel Montero C
8. Melvin Mora 3B
9. Joe Saunders P

First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 PT this afternoon, and will be broadcast on CSN Bay Area as well as KNBR 680 AM.

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