Giants lineup: Scutaro leading off

July 30, 2012, 10:52 pm
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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.