Let me get this straight. We play back east against Philadelphia, and then have to fly to Atlanta for a Friday game, and we play a regular night game at 4p PT / 7p ET? And the Giants play at home against the Cubs at an early 12:45p PT / 3:45 ET time, just so they can sit around and wait for another home game Friday against the Padres? Those frickin' scheduling bastards, once again stacking the deck against the Dodgers...
Giants throw Matt Cain (9-9, 3.06) vs. Randy Wells (5-10, 4.37). Yeah, that will go well. 12:45p first pitch.
Padres host the Pirates (yet another scheduling boon!), with Jon Garland (10-8, 3.55) facing off against Zach Duke (5-10, 5.32). Why do our main NL West opponents only face 5-10 pitchers? I don't know. But I'm sure glad the Padres are ALSO playing their home game early (3.30p PT first pitch) so that they too can have plenty of time to rest before heading a stone's throw away up north to San Francisco.
It's a conspiracy, I tell you. (Our GT goes up at 1p.)