A road trip that started with such promise has quickly gone downhill for the Giants.
After starting their road trip with a win over the Washington Nationals, Bruce Bochy's club now has lost three straight heading into Saturday's game against the National League's best team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Giants opened the series against the Pirates in disappointing fashion, as Madison Bumgarner gave up four runs in six innings in the Pirates' 4-1 win Friday night.
Despite the skid, Bochy's lineup for Saturday will look quite similar to the one in the series opener, with Buster Posey hitting third and Brandon Belt hitting cleanup.
Derek Holland will get the start for the Giants. The left-hander is coming off a loss to the Colorado Rockies when he allowed four runs in six innings. Prior to the loss to the Rockies, Holland had not allowed more than three earned runs in a start this season.
The Pirates will counter with right-hander Jameson Taillon, who recorded a win over the Nationals in his last start, allowing three runs in seven innings.
Here are the full lineups for Saturday's Giants vs. Pirates game:
San Francisco Giants (8-13)
Steven Duggar, RF
Gerardo Parra, LF
Buster Posey, C
Brandon Belt, 1B
Evan Longoria, 3B
Brandon Crawford, SS
Kevin Pillar, CF
Joe Panik, 2B
Derek Holland, LHP (1-2, 4.09 ERA)
Pittsburgh Pirates (11-6)
Cole Tucker, SS
Jung Ho Kang, 3B
Francisco Cervelli, C
Josh Bell, 1B
Bryan Reynolds, CF
J.B. Shuck, RF
Pablo Reyes, 2B
Jason Martin, LF
Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-2, 3.43 ERA)