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Series Preview: Giants at Phillies, July 20-22

The National League West division leading Giants (51-41) head to Philadelphia this weekend to take on the Phillies (41-52) in a 3-game series.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and other statistical info on this series.

Friday, 7:05 PM. Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93 ERA) vs. Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47 ERA).
In 10 road starts this season, Lincecum has a 1-6 record with a 9.00 ERA. Hunter Pence is 5-for-29 (.172 avg) in his career against Lincecum. In 2 career regular season starts against the Giants, Worley has a 2-0 record and a 2.25 ERA. Worley has a 2-2 record with 4.07 ERA in 7 home starts this season.

Saturday, 4:05 PM. Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.07 ERA).
In 8 career regular season starts, Cain has posted a 1-4 record with a 3.42 ERA. Cain has a 1-1 record with a 3.37 ERA in his last 4 starts. Hamels has a 5-3 record with a 2.76 ERA and a .228 BAA in 9 home starts this season. In his last 4 starts, Hamels is 1-1 with a 2.48 ERA.

Sunday, 1:35 PM. Barry Zito (8-6, 3.75 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79 ERA).
In 9 road starts this season, Zito has a 4-3 record witha 4.47 ERA. Zito has a 5.00 ERA in 3 career regular season starts at Citizens Bank Park. In 8 career regular season starts against the Giants, Blanton has a 2-4 record with a 5.00 ERA. Blanton has a 4-3 record with a 4.76 ERA in 9 home starts this year. In his past 5 starts, Blanton has a 2-2 record with a 3.95 ERA.


Giants reliever Santiago Casilla has 5 blown saves in his last 8 appearances. The right-hander has a 5.28 ERA in 18 appearances on the road this season.

In 6 games since the All-Star Break, Buster Posey is batting .545 with a home run and 10 RBI. Posey is batting .280 in 44 road games this year.

Melky Cabrera's .357 batting average is second best in Major League Baseball. Cabrera is a .226 hitter in 10 career games at Citizens Bank Park.

Juan Pierre is batting .225 in 39 home games this season. In 111 career games against San Francisco, Pierre has a .310 batting average.

In 41 home games this season, Jimmy Rollins has a .305 batting average with 8 doubles, 3 triples and 6 HR.

Jonathan Papelbon has a 2-2 record with 7 saves, 1 blown save and a 5.09 ERA in 17 home games this season. In 3 career appearances against the Giants, Papelbon is 3-for-3 in save opportunities with a 0.00 ERA.

Giants team batting average in July- .266 (5th in National League)
Phillies team batting average in July- .232 (14th in National League)

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