The San Francisco Giants came oh so close to sweeping their cross-bay rivals this weekend, but must refocus for their upcoming road trip, starting with the ever dangerous Milwaukee Brewers for a three game set starting Monday.
The Giants are 6-4 over their last ten games while the Brewers went 4-6, but pounded out 16 runs on Sunday to break out of a four game slide in which they scored 10 combined runs. Both these teams have had injury poroblems that have kept them from really thriving. SF took two of three from the Brew Crew earlier this month at AT&T, are are looking to do the same this trip to Wisconsin.
Two hitters to keep an eye on this series are Angel Pagan, whi has now hit safely in 31 of his last 32 games as well as has an 11 game hit streak, while Milwaukee's Ryan Braun who has an incredible 10 home runs since April 21. Aubrey Huff might get some starts at first base this trip, something he hasn't done since his stint on the DL, while Corey Hart might make a permanent move back to 1B for the injured Mat Gamel, meaning less Travis Ishikawa.
Randy Wolf (2-4, 6.38) takes on Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 3.10) in the series opener as both men look to re-enter the win column. Bummy had a five game win streak before back-to-back losses in his last two starts have slowed him down, while Wolf hasn't won since the end of April, including giving up seven runs in four innings his last start, a loss to the Astros. First pitch is at 5:10 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
Shaun Marcum (2-2, 3.31) squares off with Matt Cain (3-2, 2.67) on Tuesday. Marcum's had as many no decisions as decision this year, though is fresh off a loss to the 'Stros as well, while Cain hasn't lost since May 1, bringing back-to-back victoires into this start with him. First pitch is at 5:10 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
Have breakfast with the Giants during Wednesday's finale as Marco Estrada (0-3, 4.63) takes on Barry Zito (3-1, 3.00). Estrada is still looking for his first victory since being forced into the starter's role in late April, while Zito has been throwing some of his best ball in year's, earning wins in his last two starts. First pitch is at 10:10 am PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.