Bruce Bochy told us that Mike Kickham has made his last start…he will be long man for time being…Gaudin will make his next start XM 89
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 2, 2013
In Chad Gaudin‘s four starts, he went longer than four innings — his shortest one was against the Marlins when he had to be taken out. His other three were at least five innings long, so this looks to be the logical move here. Gaudin’s start will come on Saturday against the Dodgers. I expect Kickham to at least make the first cut when Santiago Casilla comes back, but it will be interesting to see what happens once Ryan Vogelsong returns either at the end of July or in August, assuming the rest of the bullpen stays healthy.
The Giants and Reds square off today for game two at 4:10PM PST.