SF Giants lineup: Giants play for the .500 road trip

After a disappointing loss in Atlanta last night behind Sergio Romo’s ninth-inning meltdown, the Giants still have a chance to break even on their current eight-game road trip. They’ll have to do it against one of the hottest young pitchers in baseball, Braves’ right-hander Julio Teheran.

Getting of to a rough start in his first . . . → Read More: SF Giants lineup: Giants play for the .500 road trip

Thursday’s SF Giants lineup vs. Pirates, plus notes and links

The Giants’ road woes continue. With two straight defeats in Pittsburgh, San Francisco is now 12-20 on the road and just 33-31 overall. To their great fortune there is no breakaway team in the NL West, with Arizona on top at 37-29. If the Giants called the NL Central home, they would be 8.5 games . . . → Read More: Thursday’s SF Giants lineup vs. Pirates, plus notes and links

Marco Scutaro injury update, plus Wednesday’s lineup

Marco Scutaro left Tuesday’s game against the Pirates after being struck on the hand by a 94 MPH fastball in the seventh inning. Now, he has “mallet finger” in his pinky according to Alex Pavlovic of the Merc. Mallet finger is damage to a tendon and if you know what’s good for you, . . . → Read More: Marco Scutaro injury update, plus Wednesday’s lineup