It's not quite the Giants opening day line-up, but Brandon Maurer will face decent set of hitters when he takes to the mound. Until he's sent down, Maurer is very much apart of the competition for a rotation spot. Is he probably the longest shot to make it? Yes. But he's still there competing which is important.
Brendan Ryan is not in the line-up for the third straight day. He is battling some neck stiffness and some small spasms in it after sleeping on it wrong. Ryan says it's better now. He took batting practice and did some running. I would expect him to be in the line-up in a day or two.
Game Notes ... 03.19.13 ST SEA Notes
Up to date stats ... 03.19.13 Stats