Lineups: Posey catching Zito, Kershaw scratched

September 9, 2012, 9:25 pm
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Today's lineups, as announced by managers Bruce Bochy and Don Mattingly.

Buster Posey will be back behind the plate catching starting pitcher Barry Zito, after Hector Sanchez caught Tim Lincecum in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

It marks the second time in Zito's last four starts that Posey will be in the squat.

Dodgers' starter Clayton Kershaw was scratched prior to today's game. He is 1-3 with a 1.74 ERA against the Giants this season.

In his place will be Joe Blanton, who is 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA against San Francisco this season, including a loss in his last start against the Giants on August 21.

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Joaquin Arias (R) SS
7. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
8. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
9. Barry Zito (L) P

1. Mark Ellis (R) 2B
2. Shane Victorino (S) CF
3. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
4. Hanley Ramirez (R) SS
5. Luis Cruz (R) 3B
6. Andre Ethier (L) RF
7. Juan Rivera (R) LF
8. A.J. Ellis (R) C
9. Joe Blanton (R) P

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