Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Training Game Wrap 3/3/2017: A's 6 Giants 1

The Giants offense managed just 3 hits in a lopsided loss to their cross-bay rivals.  Key Lines:

Jeff Samardzija RHP- 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 3/0.  ERA= 7.36.  Pretty good second spring outing for Shark.  The run was a dinger off the bat of Yonder Alonso.

Chris Stratton RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 4/0.  ERA= 2.25.  Also a pretty good second outing for Stratton.  The run was a dinger off the bat of Ryon Healy.

Jose Dominguez RHP- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, GO/AO= 2/0.  ERA= 0.00.  Anther darkhorse for a bullpen roster spot.  Dominguez is former Dodgers farmhand who spent a good portion of last year with the Padres.  FB averaged 96 MPH last year.  Problem has always been high walk rates.  Maybe the Giants pitching gurus can help with that?

Trevor Brown, Brandon Crawford and Kelby Tomlinson had the Giants 3 hits, all singles.  Tomlinson scored the lone run.

LHP Michael Roth gave up a 3 run dinger to blow a relatively close game open in the 7'th.  He has no chance of making the MLB team out on Opening Day.


Clayton Blackburn gets the start tomorrow against the Royals in Surprise, AZ.


Around the League:

Breakout Alert:  Andrew Benintendi, who Covechatter discovered early in the 2015 draft cycle and then shot up draft boards, went 4 for 4 today with 2 2B, and HR.  He is hitting .400 on the spring so far.  He is slated to be the BoSox starting LF in 2017 and is penciled into the coveted #2 slot in their batting order.

Prospect Alert:  SS Devin Marrero went 2 for 3, 2B for the same BoSox today.

Breakout Alert:  Domingo Santana, OF, Brewers.  3 for 3, 2B, 2 HR(2).  BA= .417.

The White Sox have placed IF Brett Lawrie on Release Waivers which means he's done in ChiTown.  This move creates a clearer and shorter path for uber-prospect Yoan Moncada to break into the big leagues.  In a related story, Bobby Evans is considering signing Lawrie to a minor league contract and inviting him to spring training if he clears waivers(just kidding).

1 comment:

  1. Haha on Lawrie but if it had happened a month ago, it might have been.
    Saturday was another frustrating day in the desert with Buster getting his first hit, 1 of just 3 by the Giants with no walks. Parker didn't look good popping to 2nd base on a 3-0 count. Krukow quipped that the ball was not carrying to center today.
    Posey and Belt were the ONLY 2 playing today that are (reasonably) sure to be in the lineup when the season begins 4 weeks from tomorrow (Sunday).
    There was grumbling on KNBR about 72 guys in the dugout, all wanting to get time on the field.
    LF may ultimately come down to Angel Pagan which would give credence to what goes around comes around.