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Pre-game notes & lineups: San Francisco Giants continue road trip in Cincinnati

By Eric Nathanson

The Giants head to Cincinnati tonight for a 3-game series. It’s RHP Tim Lincecum (4-3, 4.18 ERA) facing off against RHP Homer Bailey (5-3, 5.04 ERA) in the first game. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PT, but there is rain in the area so we’ll see what happens.

First, some news. Madison Bumgarner has gotten an award for his great May. Good for him. He’s the first Giants pitcher to win NL Pitcher of the Month since Lincecum in June 2009.

The Reds are the only team Lincecum has never beaten in his career. The lineups for the game.

Angel Pagan is the only Giants player with more than 2 hits against Bailey. Only Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval have faced Bailey more than 10 times.

Buster Posey is back at first base with Hector Sanchez behind the plate. After a day off with a sore foot Mike Morse is back in left field tonight.

I guess I should mention it. The last time the Giants faced Homer Bailey in Cincinnati, he threw a no-hitter. But this is 2014, and the Giants are currently the best team in baseball.