The Giants will host the Cubs tonight for game two of a three game series at AT&T Park at 7:15pm. Tim Hudson (4-2, 2.13 ERA) will make the start against RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0, 2.33 ERA) for the Cubs. The Giants lost yesterday’s game 8-4.
Hudson does not have impressive numbers against the Cubs but we’ll see what he can do for the Giants tonight. He has been the ace of the starting pitching staff this season.
Arrieta has been with the Cubs for two seasons, and previously spent four years with the Orioles. He was drafted by Baltimore in 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft and made his debut in 2010. He is 25-27 with a 5.15 ERA in his last five years in the majors. The Giants haven’t seen much of him in the past, here are the offensive stats against Arrieta.
Good time to get Brandon Hicks a day off. He was 0 for 10 with 7 strikeouts over his last three games.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) May 27, 2014
5/27 @Cubs lineup vs SF Bonifacio CF Ruggiano LF Rizzo 1B Castro SS Valbuena 2B Castillo C Schierholtz RF Olt 3B Arrieta P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) May 27, 2014
In other news, Hunter Pence got a new scooter!