Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who authored the franchise's first-ever perfect game on June 13, has been selected as the starting pitcher for the National League in Tuesday's All Star game in Kansas City according to a national report. John Harper of the NY Daily news first tweeted this Monday morning: Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star game. Will be Cain vs. Verlander. John Harper (@NYDNHarper) July 9, 2012Cain, 27, is 9-3 with a 2.62 ERA for San Francisco this season. His perfect game came against the Houston Astros in the Giants' 10-0 win. This is Cain's third selection to the All Star Game, and first ever start. He also was selected to the Midsummer Classic in 2009 and 2011.
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According to Harper's tweet, the Giants right-hander will be opposed by Detroit's Justin Verlander. Verlander, 29, is 9-5 with a 2.58 ERA.
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Barry Bonds was back in left field Friday at AT&T Park. Calm down, he was in blue jeans not a Giants jersey.
Before the Giants take on the Phillies, Bonds casual caught fly balls back at the spot he used to roam for San Francisco. On Twitter he wrote, "I think I still got it. What do you guys think?"
Known for his legendary power as baseball's all-time home runs leader, Bonds is also one of the best defensive outfielders the game has ever seen. Bonds won eight Gold Glove awards in his career, five of them coming with the Giants.
Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente are the all-time leaders of Gold Glove awards among outfielders with 12 each.
The Giants have used 13 players in left field this season. Perhaps they could use one more in Bonds.
The Giants scored early and hung on to beat the Phillies on Thursday night. One night later, Bruce Bochy is going with the same eight.
Philadelphia Phillies (43-76)
1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Nick Williams (L) CF
4. Rhys Hoskins (R) LF
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
6. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
7. Jorge Alfaro (R) C
8. Cameron Perkins (R) RF
9. Zach Eflin (R) P
San Francisco Giants (49-74)
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Hunter Pence (R) RF
3. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Ryder Jones (L) 1B
8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
9. Matt Moore (L) P