Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giants at Phillies: July 26th through July 28th

Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:05

Giants 59-43, 1st Place in N.L. West, 4 games ahead of the Diamondbacks
Phillies 64-37, 1st Place in N.L. East, 6 games ahead of the Braves

First Game:  The New York Gothams and the Philadelphia Quakers first met up back on June 29, 1883, in a contest won by the Gothams 7-6.  Of course, the last time these two teams met, horrible, horrible things happened.

Meet the Giants: Manager - Bruce Bochy is in his fifth full season as manager
Starters - Eli Whiteside (c), Aubrey Huff (1b), Jeff Keppinger (2b), Pablo Sandoval (3b), Brandon Crawford (ss), Cody Ross (lf), Andres Torres (cf), Nate Schierholtz (rf)
Rotation - Matt Cain (rhp), Ryan Vogelsong (rhp), Madison Bumgarner (lhp), Tim Lincecum (rhp), Barry Zito (lhp)
Bench - Chris Stewart (c), Brandon Belt (1b), Emmanuel Burriss (2b), Mike Fonenot (inf), Aaron Rowand (cf)
Closer - Brian Wilson (rhp)
Bullpen - Jeremy Affeldt (lhp), Santiago Castilla (rhp), Javier Lopez (lhp), Guillermo Mota (rhp), Ramon Ramirez (rhp), Sergio Romo (rhp)
Disabled List - Jonathan Sanchez (lhp), Buster Posey (c), Mark DeRosa (inf), Bill Hall (inf), Freddy Sanchez (2b), Miguel Tejada (inf), Pat Burrell (lf)

At the Ballpark:  Tonight is Italian Heritage Night at the ballpark and there will be fireworks following Thursday night's game.

Giants Probables: Tim Lincecum (8-8, 2.90), Barry Zito (3-2, 4.78), Matt Cain (8-6, 3.06)
Phillies Probables: Vance Worley (6-1, 2.02), Cole Hamels (12-5, 2.62), Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.45)

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