A day after traveling back from a Sunday Night Baseball contest, going into 13 innings only to lose to the now tied for second place in the NL West Padres, the Giants square up with them again, this time facing familiar foe Andrew Cashner. Here’s what the Padres are dishing out there tonight:
#Padres lineup in SF: Forsythe 2B, Venable CF, Headley 3B, Blanks 1B, Kotsay RF, Denorfia LF, Amarista SS, Hundley C, Cashner P
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 18, 2013
Andrew Cashner, also a fireballer reliever up until April 20th, will be facing the Giants third time this year. Never seeing more than two earned runs allowed in his ten innings of pitching against the G’s, Cashner also threw eight innings against the Braves in their sweep of Atlanta. Tonight’s starter has been seen mixing a four-seam fastball around 94, a sinker at 93, changeup at 84, and slider at 81.
The Giants will include a familiar name in their lineup tonight:
Tonight’s #SFGiants lineup: Blanco lf, Scutaro 2b, Posey c, Pence rf, Belt 1b, Crawford ss, Arias 3b, Perez cf, Cain p
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 19, 2013
Matthew Thomas Cain is making his first start at home since May 26th, but Cain’s last two starts against the Diamondbacks and Pirates have been more Matt Cain-like that have included many zeroes on the scoreboard, a higher left on base percentage, and a lower number of baserunners than we’ve seen in starts in St. Louis, Colorado, and Milwaukee (do you guys remember Milwaukee? I don’t remember Milwaukee). Matt Cain has not faced the Padres this year.
Then there’s this, out of the new Cafe @ SF in the outfield:
— Jeff Elder (@JeffElder) June 19, 2013
Finally, now I’ll have something to do when I go to AT&T Park.
Game start is scheduled for 7:15PM PST.