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San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates series preview

By Timmy Kennedy
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Apr 25, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Pitching Matchups

Yusmeiro Petit (2-1, 2.61 ERA) against Francisco Liriano (0-3, 4.54 ERA.)

With Matt Cain sent to the DL, it is expected that long reliever, Petit will fill in. He excelled in his last start, whilst filling in for Cain. Reigning comeback player of the year, Liriano, has struggled thus far and will look to get his season back on track.

Tim Hudson (4-1, 2.17 ERA) against Charlie Morton (0-1, 4.21 ERA.)

Hudson has been the ace of the Giants staff thus far. The veteran righty, will be looking to continue his sheer dominance against Morton, who has been solid so far.

Tim Lincecum (2-1, 5.12 ERA) against Gerrit Cole (2-2, 3.69 ERA.)

Coming off an impressive start in Atlanta, Lincecum will look to continue his amazing road trip form. Countering, Cole takes to the mound, a very dangerous young rookie who has been unlucky thus far.