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Giants vs. Padres Preview: Tim Lincecum Makes First Start Since All-Star Break

After some R&R during the All-Star break and a morale lifting victory against the San Diego Padres Thursday night the San Francisco Giants and ace Tim Lincecum are ready to keep the good times rolling in the second half of the season on Friday at Petco Park.

Lincecum is the only Giants starter working on five days while the rest of the staff got a few days more. No doubt Timmy will be ready, the question will be how effective will his stuff be. Well, in his 10 starts this season coming off of five days os rest, Timmy is 4-3 with 78 punch outs and a 2.26 ERA. He's also coming off a sis inning outing against the Mets before the break where he labored through 114 pitches but allowed only one run, so the extra day off might be just what the doctor ordered. 

As for the Padres Dustin Moseley, he's just praying for some run support. His 2-8 record and 3.21 ERA tells a similar story to that of Madison Bumgarner, taking hard luck losses more often than not due to an almost laughable lack of run support. He's allowed three or fewer runs in 14 of his 17 starts, but has received two runs or fewer in nine of those starts, losing seven of them. 

Pablo Sandoval continues his march into the Giants record book after his 2-5 night Thursday extended his hitting streak to 22 straight games, now only four behind Giants legend Jack Clark's historic streak.  

First pitch is set for 7:05 pm PT this evening with coverage on NBC Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.