San Francisco Giants - PlayerWatch

2B Marco Scutaro bounced back from a 1-for-10 performance in the first two games of San Francisco's three-game set at Los Angeles to reach base twice Wednesday in a 4-2 loss. Scutaro singled and walked, and he has 175 hits since being acquired last July 28, which ranks second in baseball.

LHP Barry Zito is looking to build on an impressive, albeit unrewarding, start last Saturday as he takes the mound Friday at Colorado. Zito allowed just one run in seven innings in a no-decision against Miami, and he has surrendered just three runs in his last two starts, spanning 12 2/3 innings. He'll have to break his road woes, though, as he's just 0-4 with an 11.28 ERA in four road starts.

INF Joaquin Arias continues to be plagued by a sore hamstring he suffered Monday against Los Angeles, and he could end up on the disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy had hoped Arias could return before the weekend, but with San Francisco plagued by injuries, he's taking it slow with Arias.

RHP Tim Lincecum labored once more on Wednesday against the Dodgers as he was tagged for 10 hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Lincecum dropped his eighth decision in 10 starts, and his third in four starts.

C Buster Posey continued his crush of the Los Angeles Dodgers, adding three more hits, including a home run for the second straight day, in a 4-2 loss on Wednesday. Posey's three-hit performance was his sixth of the year and he's now batting .400 against Los Angeles this season.