Pre-game and lineups 7/12: San Francisco Giants welcome back Marco Scutaro

By Denise Walos

Mar 17, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) looks on against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants will host the Diamondbacks today at 1:05pm PT for game two of a three game series at AT&T Park. The Giants beat the Diamondbacks last night 5-0. Brandon Hicks was DFA’ed and Marco Scutaro returns from the 60-day DL and is in the lineup batting second.

Ryan Vogelsong (5-6, 3.92 ERA) will make the start for the Giants and LHP Wade Miley (4-6, 4.43 ERA) for the Diamondbacks.

Vogelsong has a record of 2-4 in June and July with an ERA of 4.65. When facing the Diamondbacks, they are batting .315 against him.

The big news of the day is that Marco Scutaro is back in the lineup and at second base, batting second. He batted .167 in the Arizona rookie league in six games and .100 for the triple-a Fresno Grizzlies in his rehab assignments. Hicks was DFA’ed for Scutaro’s roster spot and was batting .167 in 204 at bats this season. From June-July he only had a batting average of .109 with no HRs, 2 RBIs with 24 strikeouts.


There will be a Dave Dravecky tribute so make sure you get to the game early if you’re going.