Fresh off a 10-run outburst last night, the Giants will look to keep their National League best road offense in full swing against southpaw Eric Stults.
To be exact, the Giants (65-54) now average 5.19 runs per game on the road. If they finish on top, it would be the first time that they've led the N.L in runs on the road since 1993.
The Giants, who are 7-3 against San Diego this season, need players to step up in the wake of Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension. They got just that in Friday night's 10-1 beating of the Padres as seven of the nine starters including the pitcher Matt Cain all recorded at least one RBI in the game.
Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro both collected a pair of RBIs. Hunter Pence drove in a run on two hits, including a scorching line drive double in an eight-run third inning.
Tonight, Stults will look to dampen the Giants' lively road offense. In his last start against the Braves he allowed just one run over 7.2 innings resulting in his third win of the season. The 32 year-old lefty has yielded just three runs in his last six appearances (2 starts), good enough for a sparkly 1.37 ERA.