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Pre-Game & Lineups: San Francisco Giants Look To Avoid Series Sweep With Tim Lincecum

By Denise Walos

The Giants will look to avoid a series loss today against the Padres with Tim Lincecum facing Robbie Erlin at 1:10pm PT.

Apr 15, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Lincecum looked excellent in his last start against the Dodgers, he allowed five hits and one earned run in five innings pitched.

Here’s how he matches up against the Padres.

The biggest concern for the Giants is the lack of offense. In 28 innings, they have only been able to score one baserunner.

Bruce Bochy will sit Pablo Sandoval (.171) today and instead start Joaquin Arias (.192) at third base.  Buster Posey (.237) will move into the third spot in the lineup and the hot Michael Morse (.302), who hit a solo home run yesterday, will bat cleanup. Brandon Hicks (.250) will start at 2B today against the LHP.

Brandon Belt is currently leading the MLB with six home runs (tied with Alvarez, Bautista, Pujols, Stanton, Trumbo).

Erlin made his debut with the Padres last year and currently holds a 3.18 ERA in 11.1 innings pitched. Here’s how he matches up against the Giants offense, they’ve hit well off him in the past.


Happy birthday to Brandon Belt!