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May 6, 2013
Giants, Phillies lineups: Pagan out, Giants waiting on Mijares

SAN FRANCISCO -- Angel Pagan won't start tonight with the Giants wanting to give him another day to make sure his right hamstring strain heals completely. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan will most likely be available off the bench against the Phillies.

Pagan said he ran on the field at 70-75 percent before the game and "it felt good." In fact, Pagan said he woke up this morning with no hamstring pain at all. "But I guess the best way to make sure you're OK is just give it one more day," he said.

Andres Torres will play center field and bat leadoff against Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. Bochy said it's nice having the option of not only another right-handed center fielder in Torres, but two potential leadoff options in Torres and Gregor Blanco.

"To me it's one of the toughest (spots) to fill because some guys aren't comfortable leading off," Bochy said. "We have two other guys besides Angel who have done it most of their careers."

Here's the full Giants lineup against Lee:

CF Torres
2B Scutaro
3B Sandoval
C Posey
RF Pence
LF Peguero
SS Crawford
1B Belt
P Bumgarner

And the Phillies' lineup against Bumgarner:

SS Rollins
2B Utley
3B Young
1B Howard
RF Young
LF Brown
CF Mayberry
C Kratz
P Lee

* Reliever Jose Mijares, who was scheduled to return from the bereavement list today, has not rejoined the Giants yet, and as of 5:20 p.m. the Giants had not made a move regarding his status. Bochy said Mijares is expected in around 11 p.m. It was unclear whether the Giants need to make a move before the game one way or the other with Mjiares, who has been on the bereavement list for seven days.

***UPDATE: 6:00 p.m.: The Giants announced they have placed Mijares on the restricted list due to his seven days on the bereavement list being up. Mijares is still expected to be in San Francisco later tonight and activated tomorrow.

Jean Machi is still here and on the lineup card as available out of the bullpen. Bochy said the plan is to activate Mijares when he gets back.

* The Giants' game notes point out that Lee has been tough against San Francisco in five career regular-season starts, going 4-0 with a 0.63 ERA (3 earned runs in 43 innings). It does not mention the 2010 World Series, when the Giants beat Lee twice and scored nine earned runs off him in 11 2/3 innings.

* It's Willie Mays' birthday today. The Hall of Famer is turning 82.

-- Matt Kawahara

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Matt KawaharaMatt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee’s sports staff in fall 2011.
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