Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Training Game Wrap 3/24/2014: Angels 11 Giants 4

Santiago Casilla allowed 4 runs without retiring a batter in the 7'th inning to let a close game get away from the Giants.  Key Lines:

Joaquin Arias- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .319.  Arias was leading off today and managed to get on base 3 times.  He did not score or drive in a run.  Giants to 17 runners on base and had just 4 runs to show for it.

Michael Morse- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .250.   Good to see Morse' bat in action, but he has not played in the field seemingly all spring.

Tyler Colvin- 2 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .207.  Is it possible for Colvin to make a late run at the 5'th OF spot?  Juan Perez went 0 for 4 today.

Brandon Crawford- 2 for 3, 2B, 3B.  BA= .265.  Crawford is on fire.  He apparently felt something click a couple of games ago and has been raking ever since.  Good timing!

Ryan Vogelsong- 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K.  ERA- 9.00.  The good news:  Vogie's first 3 IP were scoreless.  The Bad News:  It seemed like he ran out of gas in the 4'th and 5' innings which is becoming a familiar pattern.

It became all but official today that Marco Scutaro will begin the season on the DL.  He is participating in baseball activities but does not appear to be particularly close to appearing in a game.  Bochy said his chances of starting the season on time are "way down."

Around the League:  

The injury bug continues to bite the Rangers as starting C Geovany Soto has a torn meniscus in the knee and will miss 10-12 weeks.

The Braves released RHP Freddy Garcia and signed Aaron Harang to a 1 year contract.  The Braves long run of unproductive drafts is finally catching up with them.

1 comment:

  1. i listened to the game....mostly

    have a very hard time listening to st games where the announcers forget its an st game and think the final score means something...which the halos pbp guy did...a lot

    he went a full two innings without even saying who the halos were batting against

    and mota is not the best color guy

    im not sure if vogey ran out of gas, or just got bored....gonna hold off my opinion till we see him in action next week

    what impressed me about craw, was how he was working counts.

    giants really couldve unloaded on skagga...he isnt that great a pitcher

    but they kinda ran themselves out of scoring opps during the first 3 innings

    belt still good at drawing bb's....hooray

    one more week....i really need real baseball to start