The Giants haven't lost consecutive games since their seven-game losing streak last month, something the Braves will try to change today against Matt Cain, who last faced the Braves in 2013 in San Francisco. The Braves have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Giants also have the best record in MLB since July 10 (14-4); they are the top NL team when it comes to RISP hitting (.292) while the Braves are third (.272). Buster Posey and Matt Duffy are tied for the third in the Majors in batting with the bases loaded (.500, 5-10); Jace Peterson (.643, 9-14) and Cameron Maybin (.545, 6-11) are 1-2.
The Giants placed Joe Panik on the 15-day DL retroactive to yesterday and brought up infielder Kelby Tomlinson from Sacramento.
|SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Angel Pagan - CF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Norichika Aoki - LF||Cameron Maybin - CF|
|Matt Duffy - 3B||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Buster Posey - C||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Hunter Pence - RF||Adonis Garcia - 3B|
|Brandon Belt - 1B||Jace Peterson - 2B|
|Brandon Crawford - SS||Eury Perez - LF|
|Ehire Adrianza - 2B||Daniel Castro - SS|
|Matt Cain - RHP||Mike Foltynewicz - RHP|