A rain-shortened game saw the San Francisco Giants drop their ninth game in 11 tries, pushing them closer to last place in the National League West.
Tim Lincecum takes the ball against Homer Bailey, looking to turn the Giants rough spell around. Lincecum dominated the Dodgers through five innings in his last start. But the sixth inning was far from dominant, as he allowed three runs. In all, he allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5.1 innings.
Lincecum has not faced the Reds since 2011, and he’s made just three career starts against them. His 7.41 ERA during those three outings isn’t quite up to par.
Bailey, meanwhile, is 1-3 over his last six starts, pitching to the tune of a 5.26 ERA. He’s had three games in 2013 where he’s allowed six or more runs. Other times, he’s pitched well–he’s either really good or really bad.
Bailey’s track record against San Francisco is on the bad side of the spectrum. In three starts, he’s mustered a 5.82 ERA. In those three starts, he’s allowed 21 hits in 17 innings.
- The Giants are 25-12 when they score first
- Buster Posey has 11 hits in his last 25 at-bats
- Since June 1, the Giants have scored the fewest amount of runs in the NL