Saturday, August 24, 2013

Liriano v Lincecum; Marte Out, Lambo Back

Francisco Liriano (14-5, 2.53) and Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53) hook up tonight. The Cisco Kid, after missing a few weeks to start the season with a broken wing, is six innings from qualifying for the leaderboards. Lincecum still has his moments, but it's not like the old days. The game will start at 9:05 and be aired by Root Sports and 93.7 The Fan.

Pirate lineup: Jose Tabata LF, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Garrett Jones 1B, Tony Sanchez C, Andrew Lambo RF, Clint Barmes SS and Francisco Liriano P.

Russ Martin gets an R&R day, Lambo gets the start in right, and Barmes is rewarded for his game winning long ball with a start at SS.

Giant lineup: Marco Scutaro 2B, Joaquin Arias SS, Buster Posey 1B, Hunter Pence RF, Brett Pill LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hector Sanchez C, Gregor Blanco CF and Tim Lincecum P.

Brandon Belt gets the day against against a lefty; Buster Posey slides from behind the dish to 1B.

  • As rumored yesterday, Starling Marte was today placed on the 15-day DL with a right hand contusion/sprain. Andrew Lambo has been recalled from AAA. So Marte will be out until Monday, September 2nd and will miss the upcoming Brewer and Card series, but will be eligible, as all DL players are, for the post-season.
  • Dayn Perry of CBS Sports explains why Clint Barmes home run last night was more unlikely than you thought.
  • Jared Stonesifer of Yahoo Sports asks what people expected from Garrett Jones?

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