Grab an extra jacket if you are headed to the Giants game tonight.
San Francisco's famed fog is expected to roll in thick enough for some people to call it "drizzle" sometime after dark. That is sure to make for a chilly night like the days of Candlestick. The start of the game will see a high of just 58 degrees if we are lucky.
The Giants take on the Philadelphia Philles with first pitch scheduled at 4:57 p.m. Rookie Madison Bumgarner will start for the Giants. It's his first career matchup against the Phillies. He will face Joe Blanton, who hasn't pitched since he took the mound for a single inning of relief on the final day of the season. He isn't injured or anything, the Phillies have just chosen not to use him up to this point because he hasn't come up in the rotation.
The pitching lineup changes the focus of the series away from a pitching duel, similar to the first three games. Wednesday night it could easily turn into a hitters' battle.
Thursday night's game might be even cooler and wetter. NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda says it could rain at some point late Thursday or early Friday morning.
If the Giants win tonight, the excitement of a possible clinch might just be enough to warm the crowd up. The team needs two more wins and we can hear the famous line: "The Giants win the pennant."
- Renteria ss
- F Sanchez 2b
- Huff 1b
- Posey c
- Burrell lf
- Ross rf
- Sandoval 3b
- Rowand cf
- Bumgarner p
Uribe is out and Sandoval is in. That's the only difference from the winning lineup on Tuesday.