The Second seed and facing the Giants is the best. Matt Cain is 0-2 against us this year, Bumgarner is slumping with a 5.51 over the last month worth of starts and has been bad on the road, Lincecum while pitching better in the second half still isn't the same guy he was before and Vogelsong has completely fell off and Zito is Zito giving them a weak #4 to choose from.
Latos is 0-2 in 3 starts with a 9.77 vs the Cardinals this year and 1-4 with a 10.24 lifetime. Cueto is 0-0 with a 3 ERA in two starts against St Louis this year but he's only going 6 a game and giving up plenty of hits and has a 4.66 lifetime ERA in 15 starts. With those two having so many issues with the Cardinals I would like to avoid seeing them in a short series.
These two lifetime vs the Giants....
Johnny Cueto 2-1 in 4 starts with a 1.93 ERA
Mat Latos 4-3 in 11 starts with a 2.19 ERA