Chris Heston yielded three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Marlins.
Heston left with a lead, but the bullpen couldn't make it stand. He struck out just one tonight, but 14 of his other 17 outs came on the ground. He's going to survive the returns of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain from the disabled list.
Aaron Harang was torched in a loss on Wednesday, allowing eight runs in five innings versus the Brewers.
Harang gave up 14 hits, which included four doubles and a two-run Adam Lind home run. The right-hander had a great first two months of the season, but fell back to earth in June and it is continuing in July. Over his last six starts, Harang has an 8.55 ERA. Overall, he carries a 4.08 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 73/27 K/BB ratio in 106 innings. He'll try to rebound in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Santiago Casilla took his fourth blown save after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Marlins.
Single, single, home run. Casilla's last two blown saves have been ugly, but since they're his only bad outings in two months, his job is plenty safe enough. The real concern is injury: he always seems to be good for one per year.
Buster Posey passed a concussion test after Wednesday's game.
Posey left the game after taking a foul ball off his mask. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the catcher felt "off" and didn't want to risk further injury. He'll be re-evaluated again Thursday, but as of now it appears he dodged a huge bullet.
Maikel Franco doubled three times, walked, and knocked in a pair of runs in five plate appearances in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
Franco hit RBI doubles in the seventh and ninth innings, but the Phillies' pitching staff put the game too far out of reach for the third baseman's effort to matter. Franco hasn't slowed down since his promotion in May, batting .305/.349/.557 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI.
Gregor Blanco went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Blanco has 14 hits during an eight-game hitting streak, pushing his average all of the way up to .314. He's been a savior for the Giants with two starting outfielders on the DL and the third, Angel Pagan, limited of late.
Adam Lind hit a two-run home run in a 2-for-5 effort as the Brewers topped the Phillies on Wednesday.
Lind got the scoring started, taking Aaron Harang yard in the first inning for a two-run shot. The first baseman now has 12 home runs, 44 RBI, and a .294/.366/.506 triple-slash line on the season.
Scooter Gennett went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a triple, three RBI, and two runs scored to lead the Brewers past the Phillies on Wednesday.
It's his first three-hit game of the year and only his sixth multi-hit game. Gennett doubled and scored on Adam Lind's homer in the first inning, scored after reaching on a fielder's choice in the fourth, hit a two-run double in the sixth, and ripped an RBI triple in the eighth. He otherwise has not had much to write home about offensively, batting .224/.260/.392 with four home runs and 12 RBI.