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Giants Pre-Game Notes: Here We Go Again

Following news of Belt’s second day on the bench and Nate Schierholtz‘s first 2012 start, are two announcements far more alarming.

The first: Buster Posey will join Belt on the bench after contracting a nasty case of shingles.

@CSNBaggs Posey didn’t think shingles on torso and shoulder would cause him to miss any time. But he’s still feeling “crappy and worn down.”

After three appearances in the Opening Day weekend series against Arizona, Posey sat out on Monday while Hector Sanchez caught Zito’s first complete game shutout since 2003. While Posey figures to be ready for tomorrow’s game, Sanchez will make his second start tonight with Lincecum.

And that leads us to the second disturbing headline floating around the Twittersphere…

@AlexPavlovic Lincecum. Cut. His. Hair. Said he took four inches off. “Just wanted a haircut.”

You read that right: the luscious locks of Lincecum are no more. Now, if we can only convince Brian Wilson to take a hint and shave that fearsome beard.

Tags: Barry Zito Brandon Belt Brian Wilson Buster Posey Hector Sanchez Nate Schierholtz San Francisco Giants Tim Lincecum

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