The Giants’ official Twitter feed has the San Francisco batting order for Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday evening in Texas:
1. Andres Torres, CF
2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B
3. Aubrey Huff, DH
4. Buster Posey, C
5. Cody Ross, LF
6. Juan Uribe, 3B
7. Travis Ishikawa, 1B
8. Edgar Renteria, SS
9. Nate Schierholtz, RF
Pat Burrell went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Saturday’s Game 4 loss and is not a strong defensive outfielder. If he’s not hitting, there’s no reason for him to be playing. Scouts have noticed signs of fatigue in his swing and follow through.
The Giants are looking to go up 3-1 in the seven-game Fall Classic. Texas righty Tommy Hunter will be on the mound.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.
Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.
The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.