Pre-Game & Lineups 5/25: San Francisco Giants Look To Sweep Twins With Madison Bumgarner


Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 3.38 ERA) and the Giants look to sweep the Twins today at 1:05pm at AT&T Park. Ricky Nolasco (2-4, 5.50 ERA) will make the start for Minnesota.

Madbum pitching at Spring Training in March 2014. Photo by Denise Walos.

Bumgarner has a shockingly high 6.20 ERA when pitching at home, but an impressive 1.88 ERA on the road. But in the month of May, he is 3-0 with a 2.88 ERA. Bumgarner hasn’t seen many of the Twins in previous matchups, but here is how they’ve hit off him in the past.

Nolasco, as most fans are aware, has been a nightmare for the Giants when pitching at AT&T Park. He was undefeated in San Francisco through 2012 and is currently 4-1 at AT&T with a 2.88 ERA.

Here’s how the Giants look against Nolasco. Pablo Sandoval has 18 ABs against him with a .500 batting average, 4 doubles and 3 home runs.

Sandoval has finally heated up offensively, hitting home runs Friday and Saturday against the Twins. In the last ten days, he has a .333 batting average with four home runs and nine RBIs.

Michael Morse will start at first base today and Tyler Colvin will be in left field. Angel Pagan gets a day off and Gregor Blanco will be starting in center field.


The Giants enter today’s game with the highest winning percentage in the majors.

Matt Cain (hamstring) is not ready to make his start tomorrow so Yusmeiro Petit will be slotted in the rotation Monday.