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Wellemeyer's in trouble

Former Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer is in jeopardy of losing his job as the Giants' fifth starter, manager Bruce Bochy told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Bochy plans to skip Wellemeyer's next turn to pitch because of an off day on the schedule. And he said he is tempted to replace the struggling righty with 27-year-old minor league journeyman Eric Hacker who is 7-1 with a 2.20 ERA in the minors.

Wellemeyer is 2-4 with a 5.71 ERA this season. He's been very good at home with a 3.04 ERA, according to the paper. But he's been touched to the tune of 9.35 earned runs a game in road starts.

Bochy didn't say if the Giants would release Wellemeyer of if he would be sent to the bullpen if he loses his rotation spot. San Francisco is Wellemeyer's fifth team in an eight-year career. His best season was 2008 with St. Louis when he was 13-7 with a 3.71 ERA. In no other season has he won more than seven starts.