Brad Hennessey, RHP (4-8, 5.25)
John Patterson, RHP (9-5, 2.65)
Hennessey is on a nine-game winless streak -- he hasn't won since July 28 and has lost five straight decisions. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings vs. the Dodgers last Thursday, tagged for three runs in the Giants' 7-1 defeat. He's had some great outings, but the rookie needs to learn to compensate when his stuff is off-kilter.
Patterson will face the Giants for the seventh time in his career. He is 1-1 with a 7.23 ERA against them. In his last start, Patterson pitched his second complete game and helped the Nationals defeat the Padres, 5-1, at PETCO Park.
1 Randy Winn, CF Brad Wilkerson, LF
2 Omar Vizquel, SS Jose Vidro, 2B
3 Pedro Feliz, 3B Nick Johnson, 1B
4 Barry Bonds, LF Jose Guillen, RF
5 Moises Alou, RF Preston Wilson, CF
6 Ray Durham, 2B Vinny Castilla, 3B
7 Lance Niekro, 1B Brian Schneider, C
8 Mike Matheny, C Cristian Guzman, SS
9 Brad Hennessey, P John Patterson, P