The San Francisco Giants return home after a miserable road trip, looking to get back on track after an awful month of June. Matt Cain (5-4, 4.29 ERA) will face Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.83 ERA) of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cole Gillespie will start in left field after the Giants purchased his contract earlier today. Manager Bruce Bochy noted that the Giants will be facing several lefties in the coming games and he hopes Gillespie will be a helpful right-handed addition to a struggling lineup.
“He’s got some experience up here, some pop in his bat,” said Bochy. “Gregor [Blanco]‘s struggling and we need some help.”
The Giants skipper acknowledged the slump currently affecting most of his team.
“Each guy is trying to do a little too much,” said Bochy. “This isn’t life or death but it feels like it.”
The Giants are coming off a 1-9 road trip after trips to Los Angeles, Colorado and Cincinnati. The lone win last Sunday at Coors Field snapped a six-game losing streak that started right...