Pre-Game 9/8

By Melissa Felkins

Today is Star Wars Day at the park and Madison Bumgarner is hitting the mound today in the final game against the D-backs in hopes of evening out the 4 game series.

Buster Posey is back in the lineup today, albeit at 1B. His finger was apparently okay enough in batting practice to convince Bochy to put him back in the lineup.

Angel Pagan is out of the lineup, getting a regular day off. Pablo Sandoval is also out as a precaution with a stiff back.

On a sad note, a loss today means the Giants are officially out of the NL West race. Even a Giants win may not be enough to prevent the inevitable. A Dodgers win today will also eliminate the Giants.