The Giants head back home tonight to AT&T Park to host the Atlanta Braves at 7:15pm PT. Tim Lincecum (2-2, 5.55 ERA) will start for the Giants and Gavin Floyd (0-0, 1.29 ERA) will make his first start against the Giants for the Braves.
May 7, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Lincecum is looking to bounce back from his last start in Pittsburgh, when he gave up 8 H, 4 ER, in four innings. Here is how he matches up against Atlanta’s offense:
Floyd has only pitched seven innings so far this season, hence his impressive 1.29 ERA. The Giants haven’t seen much of Floyd, despite his 11 years in the big leagues. He spent 2004-2006 with the Phillies (he was drafted in the first round by Philadelphia in 2001) then was traded with Gio Gonzales to the White Sox with Freddy Garcia in 2006. Floyd spent 2007-2013 with the White Sox and was granted free agency at the end of 2013 when he signed with the Braves. He has a career ERA of 4.46 and is .500 with a 70-70 win/loss record.
Lineups (Posey needs a day off, Morse starts at 1B, Colvin starts in LF):
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