The San Francisco Giants were shutout for the fifth time this season and third at home, losing 6-0 to the San Diego Padres Monday night. Matt Cain took the loss in the game, allowing seven hits and six runs in 7.1 innings. His record now stands at 1-6 with a 4.82 ERA in 12 starts. The Giants are 4-8 in his outings this season.
Prior to the game, the Giants made a roster move by placing Ehire Adrianza on the 15-Day DL with a right hamstring strain and recalled Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno. Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is targeting the Fourth of July to make his return to the club when the Giants take on the Padres in San Diego. The plan is for Belt to begin his minor league rehab assignment this week, possibly Wednesday or Friday. Belt will DH with the Single-A Giants in San Jose before joining the Triple-A Grizzlies in Fresno.
The Giants announced Monday that Marco Scutaro will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with the team's Arizona League affiliate and is expected to play three innings. The 38-year-old has been dealing with back issues all season.
Former Giants shortstop Omar Vizguel was inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame last Saturday and became the 40th member of the the team's Hall of Fame. Vizquel, who is now a first-base coach for the Detroit Tigers, spent four seasons with the Giants from 2005-2008. He recorded a .265 batting average and captured two Gold Gloves with the team back in 2005 and 2006. He is the last Giants player to win a Gold Glove. He also led the National League in fielding percentage in 2005 with a .988 mark and 2006 with a .993 figure.
The latest All-Star ballots were released and three Giants players are in third place in their respective positions. Buster Posey (catcher), Pablo Sandoval (third base) and Brandon Crawford (shortstop) need your vote to overtake the two players in front of them.
Lastly, the Giants will not leave the state of California until after the All-Star break. They open up a series on Friday, July 18th in Miami once the second half resumes.
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