March 2012

Giants Cactus League Game #32

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Joaquin Arias

Joaquin Arias

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Guillermo Mota

Guillermo Mota

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Hector Sanchez

Hector Sanchez

Cincinnati 10, San Francisco 2

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants lost their final spring home Cactus League game today falling 10-2 to the Cincinnati Reds. San Francisco was out-hit 18-5 in the contest. 2B Joaquin Arias (.286) provided SF’s only runs with a 2-run home run in the 7th inning. LF Melky Cabrera (.333) went 1-for-3 and C Hector Sanchez (.410) went 1-for-2. RHP Guillermo Mota (2.79 ERA) started and tossed 2.0-scoreless innings with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. LHP Jeremy Affeldt (4.09) suffered the loss after being touched for 4 runs (2er) on 5 hits in the 3rd inning.

Boxscore

Play-by-Play

Tomorrow the Giants will wrap up their Cactus League schedule with a road game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale. RHP Tim Lincecum (2-0, 4.26) is slated to make his final spring start against RHP Yovani Gallardo (1-2, 4.00).

2012 Harry S. Jordan Award Winner – Dan Otero

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Right-handed pitcher Dan Otero was elected the 2012 Harry S. Jordan Award winner in a vote by his teammates, coaches and training staff earlier this morning.

The Harry S. Jordan Award, which is named in honor of a former longtime minor league trainer for the club, is given in recognition of the player in his first big league camp whose performance and dedication in Spring Training best exemplifies the San Francisco Giants spirit.

Otero, 27, was added to the Giants’ 40-man roster over the winter and has posted a 0.90 ERA (1er, 10.0ip) over nine relief appearances this spring. He’s tied with Chicago’s (NL) Rafael Dolis and Kansas City’s Greg Holland for the Cactus League lead with three saves. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound right-hander tossed 2.0-scoreless innings last night at San Diego and has been unscored in each of his last six spring outings.

Otero was selected by the Giants in the 21st round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. In five minor league seasons, he’s compiled a 10-8 record with a 1.90 ERA (45er, 213.1ip) and 86 saves in 188 relief appearances.

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The following players have won the Harry Jordan award:

1988    Joe Kmak
Francisco Melendez
1989    James Steel
1990    Eric Gunderson
1991    Mark Leonard
1992    John Patterson
1993    Greg Brummett
1994    J.R. Phillips
1995    Joe Rosselli
1996    Marvin Benard
1997    Dante Powell
1998    Russ Ortiz
1999    Damon Minor
2000    Ben Weber
2001    Pedro Feliz
2002    Felix Escalona
2003    Jason Ellison
2004    Brian Dallimore
2005    Scott Munter
2006    Derin McMains
2007    Tim Lincecum
2008    Brian Bocock
2009    Joe Martinez
2010    Darren Ford
2011    Brandon Belt
2012    Dan Otero

Together We’re Giant-Art in the City

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The excitement for the upcoming baseball season can be felt throughout the community, including the San Francisco art scene.  On March 24, the George Krevsky Gallery opened their 15th annual Art of Baseball Exhibition, including many pieces that feature the San Francisco Giants.

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Willie May's famous "The Catch" by artist Darryl Shelton

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Artist Lil' Tuffy's Tim Lincecum themed piece "Freak"

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Giants Cactus League Game #31

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Ryan Therriot

Ryan Theriot

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Dan Otero

Dan Otero

San Diego 8, San Francisco 7

Peoria, Ariz. – The Giants fell 8-7 to the San Diego Padres tonight at Peoria Sports Complex. The Padres rallied for 3 runs in the 8th inning off RHP Sergio Romo, who allowed a go-ahead 2-run homer to Jeremy Hermida. All 7 of the Giants’ runs came in the 5th inning where 3B Pablo Sandoval (.258) hit a game-tying 3-run home run, 1B Brandon Belt (.397) hit a run-scoring single and 2B Ryan Theriot (.188) a run-scoring double. SF had 6 hits overall in the inning. LHP Barry Zito (7.91 ERA) started and lasted just 3.0 innings while allowing 5 runs on 7 hits. RHP Dan Otero (0.90) tossed 2.0-scoreless relief innings and LHP Javier Lopez (4.22) blanked San Diego through 1.2 frames.

Boxscore

Play-by-Play

Tomorrow the Giants will host the Cincinnati Reds for their final home game at Scottsdale Stadium this spring. The game will be televised on NBC Bay Area.

Happy Birthday – Dan Runzler

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Dan Runzler

It’s Dan Runzler’s birthday and we thought it would be fun to run some interesting tidbits on Dan from the 2012 Media Guide – Happy Birthday Dan!

  •  Steve Kline was instrumental in Runzler’s progress in the pros.  With Steve’s help Dan climbed the organizational ladder with amazing rapidity in 2009, making stops at all 4 full-season affiliates with success at each, which ultimately led to his Major League debut that season.
  • Named Minor League Reliever of Year for 2009 by MLB.com

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Giants Cactus League Game #30

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Joaquin Arias

Joaquin Arias

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Gregor Blanco

Gregor Blanco

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt

San Francisco 6, Texas 2

Surprise, Ariz. – The Giants defeated the Rangers 6-2 tonight at Surprise Stadium. RHP Matt Cain (3-0, 1.74 ERA) started and earned the victory after limiting Texas to just 2 runs (both solo HRs) on 3 hits in 7.0 innings of work. 1B Brandon Belt increased his average to .407 after going 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 doubles. CF Gregor Blanco (.348) went 2-for-5 and SS Joaquin Arias (.275) hit his first home run of the spring, a solo shot in the 9th inning. The Giants scored 3 runs in the 7th, highlighted by run-scoring singles from 2B Emmanuel Burriss (.360) and SS Ryan Theriot (.182).

Boxscore

Play-by-Play

Tomorrow the Giants travel to Peoria to face the San Diego Padres at 7:05 p.m. LHP Barry Zito (2-1, 6.61) is the scheduled starter for San Francisco while RHP Dustin Moseley (2-0, 2.40) will toe the rubber for San Diego.

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