Giants lineup: Scutaro leading off


Giants lineup: Scutaro leading off

SAN FRANCISCO -- Managers Terry Collins and Bruce Bochy have announced their lineups for the first of four games between the Giants and Mets at AT&T Park.

New York Mets

1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Andres Torres (S) CF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Scott Hairston (R) RF
5. Ike Davis (L) 1B
6. Jason Bay (R) LF
7. Ronny Cedeno (R) 2B
8. Rob Johnson (R) C
9. Jeremy Hefner (R) P
San Francisco Giants
1. Marco Scutaro (R) 3B
2. Ryan Theriot (R) 2B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Angel Pagan (S) CF
6. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
7. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P
Marco Scutaro gets his first chance to lead off since joining the Giants. The veteran infielder has started 350 games as the leadoff man and has hit .273 with a .349 OBP, 27 home runs and 127 RBIs in 1651 plate appearances batting first.

Andres Torres makes his first visit to AT&T Park since an offseason trade that sent him to the Mets along with Ramon Ramirez in exchange for Angel Pagan. In his first year in New York Torres is batting just .231. He has a respectable .348 OBP to go along with 35 runs scored and 10 steals.
Speaking of familiar faces, the Giants may get a chance to face their former starter Jonathan Sanchez, as the struggling left-hander is listed as the Rockies' probable starter for Friday's series opener in Denver. Sanchez is 1-8 with an 8.32 ERA in his first year away from San Francisco, which has included a stint in Kansas City before a trade to Colorado. Sanchez left San Francisco in an offseason trade with the Royals for Melky Cabrera.

Bumgarner diagnosed with Grade 2 shoulder sprain, not expected back before break

Bumgarner diagnosed with Grade 2 shoulder sprain, not expected back before break

SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the most important men in the Giants organization over the next two months won't be seen on the field. Madison Bumgarner has been turned over to Tony Reale, the team's physical therapist, for the start of his rehab from a dirt bike accident. The process kicked off Friday, and a week after they first announced the injury, the Giants provided additional details. 

Trainer Dave Groeschner said Bumgarner has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 left shoulder sprain, which means there are partial tears in his shoulder. The diagnosis was not a surprise, and neither is the timetable. Bumgarner is expected to need two months before he can get back on the mound and then another three to four weeks of throwing and rehab starts before he's big league-ready. If all goes according to plan, he will return to the rotation right after the All-Star break, although the early rehab process will determine if the timetable can be moved up a bit or if it has to be pushed back. 

The medical process is led by Dr. Ken Akizuki, the team's orthopedist, but outside specialists were consulted. Dr. Tim McAdams, the team doctor for the 49ers, saw Bumgarner and his test results were sent to Dr. James Andrews, the most famous name in the field, and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed Will Smith's Tommy John surgery. All of the doctors agreed that Bumgarner does not need surgery. 

"That's nice to hear," Groeschner said. "It's nice when everyone is in agreement. Now we'll put a plan in place and work on the rehab and get him back. Bum is a very conscientious person. We feel good about the fact that if we’re going to ask him to do something (to rehab), he’s going to do it.”

The Giants are confident Bumgarner will attack the rehab process. He has been diligent in the opening days about icing and getting treatment. They also are confident that the injury will not hamper his unique delivery, although more will be known as he gets closer to throwing. 

In the meantime, Ty Blach will take his second turn in Bumgarner's spot on Sunday. 

Giants lineup: Morse gets first start, Posey out vs Padres

Giants lineup: Morse gets first start, Posey out vs Padres

Programming note: Padres-Giants coverage starts today at 6:00pm with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

Andy Green and Bruce Bochy issued their lineups for today's series opener at AT&T Park:

Padres (9-15)

1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Jabari Blash (R) RF
9. Luis Perdomo (R) P

Giants (8-15) 

1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Nick Hundley (R) C
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P