• Not surprisingly, first baseman Brandon Belt was among the Giants who took extra batting practice Monday. Belt is striving to regain his stroke after being moved into a platoon with right-handed-batting Joaquin Arias. "He needs to get back to relaxing and letting the swing do the work," Bochy said of Belt.
• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Zito is the second Giants pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to record scoreless outings of at least seven innings in each of his first three home starts. Hall of Fame left-hander Carl Hubbell achieved this distinction at New York's Polo Grounds in 1933.
• Due to the telecast of the Golden State Warriors' playoff game at Denver, Tuesday's Giants-D-backs game will be aired on CSN Bay Area Plus.
• Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Hunter Pence are the lone Giants to have started all 20 games this year. Pagan has appeared in all 20 games, including one as a late-inning substitute.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.