Series preview: Braves at Giants
When (TV): 10:15 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 4:05 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (FSSO)
Radio: 680, 93.7, 100.5
Probable starting pitchers:
Thursday: Braves RH Julio Teheran (1-0, 5.08 ERA) vs. RH Ryan Vogelsong (1-2, 7.20)
Friday: Braves RH Tim Hudson (4-1, 3.83) vs. RH Matt Cain (1-2, 5.57)
Saturday: Braves LH Paul Maholm (4-3, 3.09) vs. LH Madison Bumgarner (3-1, 2.31)
Sunday: Braves RH Kris Medlen (1-4, 3.25) vs. RH Tim Lincecum (2-2, 4.75)
About the Braves:
Batting: Andrelton Simmons is 11-for-22 with four doubles, two homers and six RBIs in his past five games, including 8-for-13 in his past three. … Dan Uggla is 9-for-24 with two triples, three homers, four RBIs and eight runs during a six-game hitting streak…. Chris Johnson is 2-for-22 with 10 strikeouts in his past six games, including 0-for-13 in May.
Pitching: Teheran is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA, no homers and one walk in 12 1/3 innings over his past two starts, after posting a 7.31 ERA in his first three starts with five homers and seven walks in 16 innings. … Against Teheran, lefties are 23-for-54 (.426) with four HRs and a .759 slugging percentage; righties are 16-for-63 (.254) with one homer and .317 slugging. … Against the Giants, Hudson is 8-4 with a 3.17 ERA in 17 starts, Maholm is 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA in nine starts, and Medlen is 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA in six games (one start). Teheran hasn’t faced them.
Miscellaneous: Uggla has nine homers, 17 RBIs and a .649 slugging percentage in 22 games at AT&T. Brian McCann has hit .313 with six doubles and two homers in 22 games at the park, and Freddie Freeman has three homers in 30 at-bats (seven games). … Justin Upton has hit .237 with two homers in 152 at-bats at AT&T Park. … Against Vogelsong, Freeman is 3-for-7 with two homers, Jordan Schafer is 2-for-3 with a homer, and Francisco is 1-for-2 with a homer. Upton is 4-for-13 with seven strikeouts against him; Uggla (0-for-6) and McCann (0-for-5) are hitless against him.
About the Giants:
Batting: Hunter Pence is 11-for-28 with four doubles, three homers and seven RBIs in seven May games, including a homer Wednesday. … Leesburg native Buster Posey has hit .352 (19-for-54) with 10 extra-base hits (three homers), 14 RBIs and a .667 slugging percentage in 16 home games. … Pablo Sandoval had a .500 average (18-for-36) with runners in scoring position before Wednesday, with four doubles, two homers and only two strikeouts.
Pitching: Vogelsong is 0-1 with an 8.47 ERA and .347 opponents’ average in three home starts. He allowed six homers in his past three overall starts and was 0-1 with an 11.17 ERA and .378 OA in his past two starts, allowing 17 hits and 12 earned runs in 9 2/3 innings at San Diego and at home vs. the Dodgers. … Against the Braves, Vogelsong is 1-0 with a 2.30 ERA in three regular-season games (two starts). Matt Cain is 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA in six starts. Bumgarner is 0-3 with a 4.30 ERA in four starts, and Lincecum is 6-5 with 3.28 ERA in 11 starts.
Miscellaneous: Lincecum’s 20 walks (in 40 1/3 innings) were tied for most among NL pitchers before Wednesday. … Pence has a .325 average in 45 games vs. the Braves with nine doubles, three homers and a .395 OBP…. The only current Giants who’ve faced Teheran are Pence (0-for-1) and Angel Pagan (1-for-1, walk). … The Giants were 6-7 with a 3.93 ERA in their past 13 games, before going to extra innings against the Phillies on Wednesday. They scored two or fewer runs in six of 13 games, including two apiece in consecutive home losses to the Phillies on Monday and Tuesday.