Pre-game & lineups 6/22: San Francisco Giants look to take series from Diamondbacks
By Denise Walos
Jun 21, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Joe Panik (12) leads off of second base during his MLB debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Giants won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants will look to take the series from the Diamondbacks today at 1:05pm PT. Madison Bumgarner (8-4, 2.85 ERA) will be on the mound for the Giants while Mike Bolsinger (1-2, 5.70 ERA) will get a start replacing Bronson Arroyo who was placed on the DL earlier this week.
Here’s how the Diamondbacks match up against Bumgarner.
The excitement for the Giants today is the start of Joe Panik, who has been a top prospect tearing it up this season for Triple-A Fresno. He had his first major league pinch hit at bat last night, drawing a walk. He will be starting at second base today and batting seventh.
On Tuesday, Bolsinger was called up from Triple-A Reno to take Bronson Arroyo‘s place on the roster. The Giants haven’t faced Bolsinger in the past. He did pitch in five games for the Dbacks earlier in the season, going 1-2 with a 6.08 ERA before being sent back to Triple-A Reno.
In other news, Michael Morse has a minor back injury/issue and will not be in the lineup today. Keeping fingers crossed for both him and Angel Pagan who will both be missed both in the outfield and at the plate.
I’m predicting Pagan will most likely head to the DL tomorrow. But Bochy is still saying otherwise.
In happier news, Brandon Belt is looking good out there taking ground balls.