After losing three of four to the Oakland A's, the San Francisco Giants will play the final three games of the first half by hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend.
The 50-42 Giants are one game back of the first place Los Angeles Dodgers, while the last place 39-54 Diamondbacks are 12.5 games back in the National League West. The Giants are 6-4 versus the Diamondbacks this season and 1-2 at A&T Park against them.
Orange Friday will have a matchup between Tim Lincecum (8-5) and Mike Bolsinger (1-5). Lincecum is 8-10 all-time versus the Diamondbacks with a 3.96 ERA and 185 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled 7:15 pm.
Saturday afternoon features Ryan Vogelsong (5-6) taking on Wade Miley (4-6). Vogelsong has a career 3-4 record against the Diamondbacks with a 4.82 ERA and 68 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.
Sunday's series finale has Madison Bumgarner (6-4) battling Chase Anderson (6-4). Bumgarner is 5-4 lifetime facing Arizona with a 2.48 ERA and 85 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.
The Giants are 23-20 versus the NL West and 8-10 at home against their division rivals. They are just 4-15 in their last 19 home games and have a 26-24 overall home record. The Giants are 16-14 in series openers and 19-9 in series finales.
Lincecum is 3-0 in his last three starts with a 0.39 ERA and 18 strikeouts, while Brandon Belt has struggled since his return, going 2-for-25 with eight strikeouts.
Following the weekend series, the Giants will resume second half play with a seven-game road trip beginning next Friday in Miami against the Marlins.Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants