Before the game today, right-hander Kevin Hart was recalled for his third stint of the season with Chicago. Hart is 2-1 with a 6.62 ERA (13 ER/17.2 IP) in 12 relief appearances this year.
Since last being sent down to Triple-A Iowa on June 12, he had a 2.51 ERA (4 ER/14.1 IP) in four starts. In the minors this year, Hart overall had 48 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.
In a corresponding move, Michael Wuertz (1-1, 3.55 ERA) was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Hard-throwing right-hander Matt Cain (5-7, 4.30) takes the hill for the Giants.