Saturday, March 30, 2013

Game Wrap Spring Training 2013: Giants 3 A's 1

The Giants pitching, led by Barry Zito, stifled the A's lineup while the bottom of the Giants lineup picked up the slack for the top.  Bad news on the Pablo injury front.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 2 for 4, SB(2).  BA= .268.  Looking for a lot more lines like this from Pagan this season.

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .371.  Crawford stays hot.

Gregor Blanco- 1 for 2, 3B, BB.  BA= .283.  The Giants get games like this with plus D in LF from Blanco and hey, I'll take that!

Nick Noonan- 2 for 3, 3B.  BA= .273.  Young Nick stays hot. He has raised his spring BA by about .100 in a little over a week.

Barry Zito- 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.70   The peripherals are ugly, but he got more GO's than FO's and kept the A's at bay.

Chad Gaudin- 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.55.  Impressive versatility from Gaudin.

Javier Lopez- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 11.88.  After getting torched in his last appearance, good to see Lopez bounce back.  The ERA resets after tomorrow.

Santiago Casilla- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 4.50.  Casilla gets the 8'th inning according to script.  Someone paid $6 for Casilla in my fantasy auction draft last night.  LOL!

Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save.  ERA= 2.45.  Nice practice run for the regular season.  Romo was lights out.

Pablo Sandoval- 0 for 2.  BA= .400.  Forget the boxscore.  The important thing here is Pablo left the game early, even though he was only DH'ing, due to recurrent pain in his elbow.  Gotta be concerned about that.  It would seem highly unlikely that he will be ready for Opening Day.

Apparently Nick Noonan has nailed down the reserve IF job.  He played 3B for Pablo in this one.

Francisco Peguero got sent down to Fresno to play every day.  Giants are still deciding between Cole Gillespie and carrying 3 catchers.  The Hector played in a minor league contest without any apparent setbacks.

My daughter saw Barry Bonds at Urrth Cafe in Beverly Hills yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see Noonan take advantage of his opportunity. His opposite field single through the hole to drive in Blanco with two outs showed what a nice approach he has at the plate, and then he followed it up with his fifth triple of the spring. Looking forward to seeing him getting more playing time.