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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Will Eli Whiteside hit two home runs today? Please…

But Whiteside is today’s starting catcher and he will thrown down signs for Tim Lincecum who is set to make his third Cactus League start today for the Giants (7-3-1) as he takes on the Kansas City Royals (5-4) at Surprise Stadium.

Lincecum has the worst ERA on the team, at 13.50. Couple that with the fact that Giants catchers not named Buster Posey have accounted for four home runs in the past two days and you have a tale that’s stranger than fiction.

The game can be hear at sfgiants.com starting at 1:05 p.m. (PT).

Today’s starting lineups…

San Francisco (7-3-1):
1. Blanco (cf)
2. F. Sanchez (DH)
3. Schierholtz (rf)
4. Pill (1b)
5. Gillaspie (3b)
6. Arais (2b)
7. Crawford (ss)
8. Whiteside (c)
9. Burriss (2b)

Starting pitcher: T. Lincecum (0-0, 13.50)

Kansas City (7-2):
1. Dyson (cf)
2. Escobar (ss)
3. Hosmer (1b)
4. Gordon (lf)
5. Moustakas (3b)
6. Francoeur (rf)
7. Perez (DH)
8. Pena (c)
9. Getz (2b)

Starting pitcher: L. Hochevar (0-0, 0.00)

Pre-game notes: The Giants trimmed their Cactus League roster by six today, sending pitchers Jake Dunning, Austin Fleet, Stephen Harrold, David Quinowski, Seth Rosin, and Shawn Sanford to their minor league camp.

Innings by position: Below are the number of innings that each player has logged at his position(s), through the Giants’ first 10 Cactus League games.

C — Stewart (28),  Whiteside (22), H. Sanchez (18), J. Williams (10), Susac (8), Joseph (6), Posey (6)
1B — Pill (34), Belt (27), Huff (16), Dominguez (13), Oropesa (3), Anders (3)
2B — Burriss (24), Theriot (18), Fontenot (15), Panik (15), Noonan (14), Arias (10)
3B — Gillaspie (40), Sandoval (37), Dominguez (12), Noonan (4), Burriss (3)
SS — Crawford (33), Arias (26), Theriot (17), Adrianza (12), Burriss (4), Panik (4)
LF — Cabrera (26), Christian (24), Perez (12), Graham (8), Belt (6), Burriss (5), Huff (5), Parker (5), Pill (5)
CF — Pagan (33), Brown (27), Blanco (14), Graham (12), Cabrera (10)
RF — Schierholtz (27), Blanco (20), Kieschnick (17), Perez (10), Belt (10), Graham (9), Parker (3)




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