The Giants and Marlins face off in game 2 of this 4-game weekend series tonight. The Giants took the first game with a great comeback and look to continue the roll they are on. For the Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.33 ERA) takes the hill opposed by RHP Yusmeiro Petit (2-1, 4.85 ERA) for the Giants.
Tim Hudson‘s turn in the rotation will be skipped tonight with Petit getting his third spot start this season. Hudson has a strained left hip but the Giants don’t think it is serious enough for a DL stint. Hudson is slated to make his next start in Colorado.
Hunter Pence is red hot right now. He’s gotten hits in 9 of last 14 at bats (.643) and scored 4 runs during that time. Pence has also been better at home than on the road this season, batting .347 with 5 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run.
It’s Metallica Night as well as Orange Friday tonight. Here are the lineups.
Enjoy the music and the baseball, I was going to try to weave musical puns through the pre-game notes, but there’s no way I’m topping this.