April 23, 2011
FOXAtlanta (9-12, 5-7 Road)San Francisco (10-9, 4-3 Home)
Atl:T. Hudson (2-2, 4.05 ERA)SF:T. Lincecum (2-1, 1.67 ERA)
The Giants went 3-4 against the Braves last season before eliminating Atlanta in four games in the National League Division Series. This is the first meeting between the teams in 2011.
For starters, any playoff rematch is always an interesting storyline. ... Posey went 6-for-16 in the NLDS to help the Giants advance last fall. ... Lincecum's last start against the Braves was his dominant two-hitter with 14 strikeouts in Game 1 of the NLDS. ... Jonathan Sanchez is averaging 11 strikeouts per nine innings, while several Braves - notably Dan Uggla and Alex Gonzalez - are prone to the strikeout.
Line-ups for GiantsBraves for Saturday, April 23, 2011: