Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spring Training Game Wrap 3/10/2016: Giants 3 Brewers 1

Joe Panik led the offense with 3 more hits while Chris Stratton started the game with 3 hitless innings and Giants pitchers limited the Brewers to just 3 hits overall.  Key Lines:

Joe Panik 2B- 3 for 3, 2 2B.  BA= .375.  I'm going to stick my neck out here and say I think Joe Panik could win a batting title someday, maybe as early as this season!  He's a hitting machine!

Mac Williamson LF- 1 for 2, 2B.  BA= .381.  Big Mac is showing he is more than just a raw power guy.

Gorkys Hernandez PR-CF- 1 for 1, SB(1).  BA= .389.  Hernandez is not showing signs of fading out of the reserve OF race just yet.

Chris Stratton RHP- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 7/1.  ERA= 0.00.  Strong effort by the former first round draft pick.  From the video clips, his stuff looked more like what we saw in college.  A FB with a strong downward plane and a sharp, hard breaking curveball that dived under bats.  He keeps bringing that stuff to the park, he'll play in the big leagues.

Chase Johnson RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 3/0.  ERA= 3.00.  Video clip showed a K on a hard sinking FB on the inside corner at the knees.  Gotta make sure you get that pitch far enough inside or a MLB hitter will drop the bathead on it.

Joan Gregorio, Tyler Beede, Hunter Strickland and Mike Broadway all pitched 1 scoreless inning each.  Beede, in particular, needed a clean inning to bounceback from a disastrous spring debut.


The Giants face the Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners tomorrow.  Giants starter is listed as TBD.  Is it Shark's turn again?


One of my fantasy baseball sleepers, Phillies OF Aaron Altherr, went down with a ruptured tendon sheath in his wrist requiring surgery which will keep him out the better part of the season, so mark him off your list.


  1. I think Stratton will turn out to be a good #3 starter hoping for more but a 3 would be a win.

  2. I'll just leave this comment here since the 3/11 wrap won't be up until later:

    Watching the game this afternoon vs the Mariners, Clayton Blackburn looked very very good for his first 3 innings. No walks, no hits and 2 K's over those first 3 innings. Camera was behind the plate, but you could tell the heater & curveball worked very well off of each other. Was jamming hitters and dropping mean curves on the inner half to buckle guys, really looked like he can handle pro hitters, it was great to see him work.

    Of course in the 4th inning he definitely lost his release point, surrendered a walk, WP, FC to 1B moved the runner to 3rd, and then with 2 outs got a pop up that found no mans land in front of Jarret Parker, run scored. So, kid did great to battle with his mechanics & should have been out of it. After the lost pop up, gave up a lined single to CF & Bochy came and got him (probably was already pushing his pitch limit).

    Long story short, the line won't show it Doc, but the Kid pitched very nicely to my eye this afternoon. It's certainly not the last we'll see of Blackburn - definitely caught my attention.