Series Preview: Pirates vs. Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants

April 13th, 2012 4:35 pm
April 14th, 2012 9:05 pm
April 15th, 2012 4:05 pm


AT&T Park

Probable Pitchers
James McDonald (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Matt Cain (0-0, 7.50)
Charlie Morton (0-0, -.–) vs. Barry Zito (1-0, 0.00)
Kevin Correia (0-0, 1.50) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, -.–)

Series Notes
The Giants were 86-76 in 2011, but missed the postseason after winning the World Series in 2010… San Francisco was swept in their opening series last weekend against the D’Backs… Friday is the home opener for the Giants… Friday’s starter, Matt Cain, recently signed a new six-year deal worth $127.5 million… Former Pirate Ryan Vogelsong makes his first start of the year on Sunday after a back injury landed him on the DL to start the season… Freddy Sanchez, also a former Bucco, is still recovering from a shoulder surgery last August… San Fran’s manager Bruce Bochy has now been a big league manager for 18 seasons, which is the longest active streak now that Tony LaRussa retired… Tim Lincecum is one of eight pitchers in MLB history to record 1,000 strikeouts in his first five seasons.

Go Bucs

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