Game Time: 7:10pm
El Gordo's Record: 7-7 Era: 5.28 K: 74 BB: 50 WHIP: 1.57
After finishing July with three straight quality starts, Hernandez has faltered in each of his past two outings, including a loss to the D-backs his last time out, when he allowed five runs on seven hits and couldn’t reach the fifth inning. Monday’s start will be Hernandez’s first against the Giants since May 15, when he took a no-decision after allowing five runs in five innings at AT&T Park.
- Record: 2-1 Era: 6.00 K: 8 BB: 4 WHIP: 1.83
San Francisco (63-54), which has dropped six of nine, counters with rookie Joe Martinez. The right-hander, a native of South Orange, N.J., is looking to rebound from a 9-1 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday when he walked three and allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings. Martinez, who will make his third career start, is 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA in two appearances since returning from the disabled list after getting struck in the head by a line drive by Milwaukeeâ€™s Mike Cameron on April 9.