Giants name Michael Kickham Tuesday's starting pitcher
With Ryan Vogelsong lost for several weeks, the Giants needed a replacement in the rotation. And they've named Michael Kickham the starter for Tuesday.
Kickham is a 24-year-old lefty who was drafted in the sixth round in 2010 out of Missouri State University. He's 3-4 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 54 innings for Triple-A Fresno.
Kickham's start on Tuesday against the Athletics will mark his major-league debut. His counterpart for the game will be Jarrod Parker, who is 2-6 with a 5.76 ERA this season.