The San Francisco Giants got rocked at the hands of the Brew Crew on Wednesday afternoon, but stil managed to take two of three in the opening series of their current roadie. Now they head to South Beach to take on the Miami Marlins, one of the hottest teams in all of baseball this month.
Miami has used a 16-6 record in the Month of May to push themselves to four games above .500, while the Giants have been fighting hard to stay about the .500 mark, currently sitting at 23-21. This is their first visit to the brand new Marlins Park, and the Black and Orange are hoping for some wins for the Marlins to remember them by.
Anibal Sanchez (2-2, 2.32) and Ryan Vogelsong (2-2, 2.27) duke it out in game one. Vogelsong has been red hot lately, tossing seven shutout innings of one hit ball in his last start, while Sanchez's last win came May 3 against the Giants. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
Josh Johnson (2-3, 4.82) and Tim Lincecum (2-4. 6.04) get it on in game two as the pair of aces look to get back on the right track. Lincecum has been struggling all season, with a current winless drought since the end of April, while Johnson earned his first two wins of the season in his last two starts. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
Saturday will see the big lefties square off as Mark Buehrle (4-4, 3.36) and Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 2.85) take the bump in game three. Bummy is yet to earn another win after his five game streak, taking a loss or ND in his last three outings. Buehrle has won three of his last four. First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSNBA and KNBR 680 AM.
Sunday's finale will pit Ricky Nolasco (5-2, 4.31) against Matt Cain (4-2, 2.94). Cain has won his last three decisions in a row, while Nolasco earned his fifth win on the year in his last start against Colorado. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 am PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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