Thursday, August 4, 2011

Phillies at Giants: August 4th through August 7th

AT&T Park - San Francisco, CA
Thursday and Friday 10:15, Saturday 4:10, Sunday 4:05

Phillies 71-39, 1st Place in N.L. East, 8 games ahead of the Braves
Giants 62-49, 1st Place in N.L. West, 1 game ahead of the Diamondbacks

So Far in 2011:  The Giants took two out of three from the Phillies in Philadelphia last week.

Meet the Giants: Manager - Bruce Bochy
Starters - Eli Whiteside (c), Aubrey Huff (1b), Jeff Keppinger (2b), Pablo Sandoval (3b), Orlando Cabrera (ss), Nate Schierholtz (lf), Cody Ross (cf), Carlos Beltran (rf)
Rotation - Matt Cain (rhp), Tim Lincecum (rhp), Ryan Vogelsong (rhp), Madison Bumgarner (lhp), Jonathan Sanchez (lhp)
Bench - Chris Stewart (c), Brandon Belt (1b), Mike Fontenot (ss), Aaron Rowand (of), Andres Torres (cf)
Closer - Brian Wilson (rhp)
Bullpen - Jeremy Affeldt (lhp), Santiago Casilla (rhp), Javier Lopez (lhp), Guillermo Mota (rhp), Ramon Ramirez (rhp), Sergio Romo (rhp)
Disabled List - Barry Zito (lhp), Buster Posey (c), Mark DeRosa (inf), Freddy Sanchez (2b), Miguel Tejada (inf), Pat Burrell (lf)

At the Ballpark:  The first 7,500 kids receive a Brian Wilson road jersey on Sunday afternoon.  If this was a Phillies game, every kid would receive a replica jersey.  I've noticed that most teams limit their give-aways to the first 10,000 fans, or the first 7,500 fans and so on.  The Phillies don't limit their give-aways.  If you come to the game, and you're a kid, you get the give-away.

Phillies Probables: Cliff Lee (10-7, 3.14 ERA), Vance Worley (7-1, 2.33 ERA), Cole Hamels (12-6, 2.62 ERA), Roy Oswalt (4-6, 3.79 ERA)
Giants Probables: Madison Bumgarner (6-10, 3.80 ERA), Jonathan Sanchez (4-5, 3.81 ERA), Matt Cain (9-7, 3.10 ERA), Tim Lincecum (9-9, 2.77 ERA)

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