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Lineups: Cincinnati vs. Giants -- Schierholtz 3rd

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Lineups: Cincinnati vs. Giants -- Schierholtz 3rd

June 12, 2011
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CSNBayArea.com staff

Today's lineups, as announced by managers Bruce Bochy and Dusty Baker.

Cincinnati Reds

1. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
2. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B (three career HR vs. Sanchez)
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Scott Rolen (R) 3B
6. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
7. Edgar Renteria (R) SS
8. Ramon Hernandez (R) C
9. Edinson Volquez (R) P

San Francisco Giants

1. Andres Torres (S) CF
2. Miguel Tejada (R) 3B
3. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
4. Aubrey Huff (L) 1B
5. Cody Ross (R) LF
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Manny Burriss (S) 2B
8. Chris Stewart (R) C
9. Jonathan Sanchez (L) P (2-1, 3.91 ERA in four career starts vs. Reds)

Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

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Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

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

'We're not the worst' banner at stake in Giants-Phillies series

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'We're not the worst' banner at stake in Giants-Phillies series

Nobody is paying much attention to this, and for good reason I grant you, but the Giants could end the suspense over which bad National League team is the worst National League team this weekend.

Plan your snacking regimen accordingly.

San Francisco beat Philadelphia last night, 5-4, to widen its stranglehold on 14th place in the National League to four full games. Further success this weekend could widen that to five or even eight games, and that would almost be enough to create an impromptu parade around the ballpark.

The Giants’ future is too amorphous to consider quite yet – we know this by the absurd suggestions that they could be the next home for Giancarlo Stanton.

And you thought the Warriors-to-chase-Paul-George stories were absurd.

But we digress.

The Giants are still figuring out what a rebuild would look like, and how that rebuild would manifest itself, but until it does, there is still the Ypres-like slog of the 2017 season to endure. And this weekend right here is about all that is left.

There is no spoiling the Dodgers’ march to regular season glory. There are no postseason awards for any individual to chase. Catching the Padres for fourth seems increasingly unlikely.

Now there could be a question about whether Bruce Bochy wants to return but none about whether the Giants would do anything to him, and if you need something to chew on, Bobby Evans’ longterm future as general manager might be sufficiently gristly, though we doubt it will result in anything.

There is only the raising of the “WE’RE NOT THE WORST” banner over the promenade in right field. And this looks like the weekend when it can be best be decided. Like we said, snack accordingly.