SAN FRANCISCO -- Angel Pagan is back in the Giants' lineup tonight after missing the past two games with a right hamstring strain. Pagan was out taking early swings on the field this afternoon and returns to center field and the leadoff spot.
The Giants announced today they activated Jose Mijares from the restricted list and sent out reliever Jean Machi, opting against keeping 13 pitchers. It was most likely a tough call with how well Machi pitched since being called up -- nine games, a 1.74 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings -- but optioning a position player would have left the Giants with a four-man bench.
Here's the Giants' lineup against Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick:
And the Phillies against Lincecum:
Belt gets bumped up from the eighth spot with Crawford mired in a 2-for-32 slide, which has dropped his average from .320 to .243.
-- Matt Kawahara