A.J. Ellis will have his left wrist examined after he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Ellis stayed in the game, but will likely need to undergo an MRI before returning to action. It's been a rough two days for Ellis, who was involved in a home-plate collision on Saturday. He finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Nick Tepesch allowed two runs on five hits and had six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in his start Sunday against the Mariners.
It was another solid effort from Tepesch, who took advantage of a weak-hitting Mariners' lineup. He didn't allow a run through five innings before giving up a two-run homer to Kendrys Morales. Tepesch was scratched from his last outing because of a blister issue, but it's no longer a concern at this point. His next start is Saturday vs. the Royals.
Jurickson Profar had his first home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.
Profar hit a solo short off Hisashi Iwakuma to open the game and finished 1-for-6 on the night. He's batting .263/.250/.421 in five starts since being called up earlier this month.
Jason Bay went 2-for-3 and hit a walkoff single in the 13th inning of Sunday's win against the Rangers.
Bay didn't start, but remained in the game after pinch-running for Michael Morse in the ninth inning. With Michael Saunders struggling, the Mariners have been using Bay in their leadoff spot against left-handed pitching. Bay is batting .245/.353/.408 through his first 36 games this season.
Hisashi Iwakuma gave up just two runs on five hits over eight innings in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Iwakuma was knocked around for five earned runs in his last outing, but he was able to bounce back for a quality start. His lone mistake was a leadoff home run to Jurickson Profar to open the game. Iwakuma didn't allow any walks and finished with eight strikeouts despite the no-decision. His next start is a plus matchup Friday against the Twins.
Michael Cuddyer went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Cuddyer was forced to leave the game in the sixth inning after he was hit by a pitch in his right forearm, but X-rays were negative and he's listed as day-to-day. He went 4-for-11 with a home run, three doubles and six RBI in the Rockies' three-game series with the Giants.
Jon Garland surrendered five runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings Sunday for his sixth loss of the season.
Garland has now dropped five of his last six starts. He gave up four walks and allowed a home run to Buster Posey in the second inning, but managed to escape with just two earned runs. Garland's rotation spot could be in jeopardy if he doesn't turn things around soon. In 10 starts this season, he has a 5.05 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.
The Giants will call up Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno to start Tuesday against the Athletics.
Kickham will take Ryan Vogelsong's spot in the starting rotation over Chad Gaudin and Chris Heston. He has a 4.33 ERA and 9.0 K/9 in 10 starts (54 innings) at the Triple-A level. Baseball America ranks Kickham as the Giants' No. 5 prospect.