3yGiants manger Bruce Bochy experimented with many options in the leadoff spot and putting Angel Pagan lower in the batting order, but its clear that the table-setting role is Pagans moving forward.
3yBruce Bochy put his committee on display to preserve a win for Barry Zito, who benefited from some sparkling defense and an offense that used small ball to beat the Braves and improve to a season-high 15 games over .500.
3yBarry Zito pitched eight impressive innings on Thursday night at AT&T, not allowing a single earned run in the Giants 5-2 victory in their series opener against the Braves.
3yBarry Zito is on the mound facing the Braves in Game 1 of a four-game set. Watch it on CSN Bay Area and follow along with In-Game Live!
3yBuster Posey is out of the lineup for a second straight game with a hamstring issue. But both the cleanup-hitting catcher and his manager expect the short rest to allow for a return to the lineup, and the squat, on Friday.
3yTwo playoff hopefuls, the Giants and Braves open a four-game series Thursday night in a rematch of the 2010 N.L. Division Series.
3yJustin Christian paid for his incredible catch Wednesday with a trip to the DL, clearing a space for Francisco Peguero's first big-league promotion.
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