Pregame & Lineups 9/5 DBacks at Giants

By Eric Nathanson

August 20, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher

Ryan Vogelsong

(32) delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at AT

The lineups are out for the first game of a 4 game series that starts tonight between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants.

Tonight’s pitching matchup is RHP Trevor Cahill (5-10, 4.39 ERA) for the DBacks and RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-4, 5.49) for the Giants.

These two pitchers faced off August 31st in Arizona, both allowing 3 runs in a 4-3 victory by the DBacks. Neither got a decision in a game that ended on an Eric Chavez walk off base hit.

Martin Prado has a hot bat for the DBacks, he just won player of the month for August. The Giants come in after hitting 6 home runs in San Diego yesterday. Pablo Sandoval led the charge with 3 on his own. We’ll see if that translates as they come home.

Buster Posey is out of the lineup for the second straight game with a sore finger. Alex Pavlovic shared the info before the game.

We’ll update if any results come back. For now it seems Buster is on the bench for the next few days.

The lineups for tonight’s 7:15 game.

Aaron Hill is 7 for 14 (.500) against Vogelsong lifetime. Chavez is not in the lineup.

Angel Pagan has had success against DBacks starter Cahill going 7 for 15 (.467) with a double and 2 walks.