Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Training Game Wrap 3/25/2016: Giants 8 Royals 5

Johnny Cueto got a Quality Start in while Brandon Belt continued to prep for a breakout season as the Giants topped the KC Royals in home half of a split-squad day in Scottsdale.  Key Lines:

Brandon Belt 1B- 1 for 4, HR(5).  BA= .417.  Belt pulled the HR into the back field at the Giants complex.  Big season coming up for The Belter if he can stay healthy.

Jarrett Parker RF- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .242.  Parker continues to stay relevant in the reserve OF competition.

Trevor Brown C- 1 for 3.  BA= .355.  Brown continues to look like the reserve catcher to start the season.

Conor Gillaspie 3B-  1 for 2, HR(2), BB.  BA= .324.  And Gillaspie continues to state his case for a reserve IF role.

Ehire Adrianza SS- 2 for 3, SB(1).  BA= .353.  If I had to guess right now, I'd say Adrianza and Gillaspie are the reserve IF's on Opening Day.

Gorkys Hernandez PH-LF- 2 for 2, 2B.  BA= .318.  Hernandez is definitely not folding his tents in the race for reserve OF.  It's coming down to Parker vs Gorkys.

Johnny Cueto RHP- 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 9.58.  Cueto's last start was in a minor league game where he reportedly looked good.  This was one of the better starts for a Giants pitcher this spring.  I don't think we have to worry about Cueto right now.

George Kontos RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.70.  After what he did last year, is Kontos having to compete for a bullpen spot?

Derek Law RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 6.75.  Law had a rough time earlier in the spring.  This line looks better.

Sergio Romo RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.80.  Romo looks to be in midseason form, which is a bit unusual for him in the spring.  Maybe he wants that closer job back?


Clayton Blackburn gets the start tonight against the Dodgers in Goodyear.

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