Saturday, March 30, 2013

Game Wrap Spring Training 2013: A's 4 Giants 3

The A's and Giants traded 3 run homers which made the run the A's scored in the first inning the difference in the ballgame.  Key Lines:

Joaquin Arias- 2 for 4.  BA= .279.  I would like to know what Arias' numbers would look like if he played every day, but not bad enough to think he should be playing ahead of any of the Giants starters.

Guillermo Quiroz- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .282.  I said to myself after Quiroz hit the 3 run dinger, "he just won himself a roster spot!"  And he did. The Giants will apparently carry 3 catchers to start the season and Gillespie gets sent to Fresno along with Pegs.  Somehow, that just doesn't seem right after the way those two battled throughout spring training.  Keeping 3 catchers does give Bochy better flexibility and Quiroz certainly made the case for himself with solid play throughout the spring.

Ryan Vogelsong- 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.60.  I think it is safe to say Vogie did not appear to have his best stuff today.  The 3 run dinger to Cespedes was off a hung curveball.  The run in the first inning was a pure BABIP job, though.  Seeing eye single through the right side of the IF.  Cue shot liner to left just out of Crawford's reach.  Bloop fly down the LF line that hits the chalk.  Vogie actually did a masterful job of pitching out of the ensuing 2 on, nobody out jam.

Pablo Sandoval reportedly took batting practice today without pain.  The Giants are cautiously optimistic he will play on Opening Day.  Bochy did say it would "go down to the wire", though

1 comment:

  1. Don't agree with 3 catchers at all. Will be interesting to see how long they go with that.