Before the 2012 season I invented a segment for our blog/podcast called “Brandon Watch”, based on the premise that the Giants could be successful if their young (and cheap) position players performed at the level of major-league caliber starters. What followed was a great defensive season from Brandon Crawford and a really nice all-around performance . . . → Read More: SF Giants lineup: Crawford out again, in fact all Brandons on bench
Buster Posey gets a full day of rest Monday after playing in all nine games of the Giants’ recent road trip. The reigning MVP caught eight of those games, spending Saturday’s game at first base. Posey collected 15 hits on the trip, raising his 2013 batting line to .316/.390/.515. His .905 OPS is tops among . . . → Read More: SF Giants lineup: Posey sits against red-hot Padres
With Pablo Sandoval headed to the disabled list with a foot strain, utility man Joaquin Arias gets the start at third base in Tuesday’s game at Pittsburgh. Arias will bat eighth, just in front of starting pitcher Tim Lincecum.
Lincecum will be squaring off against right-hander Gerrit Cole, who is making his major league debut. . . . → Read More: SF Giants lineup: Arias in for injured Sandoval against Pirates