April 1st, 2012

Giants Cactus League Game #33

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Aubrey Huff

Aubrey Huff

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

Brandon Crawford

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Nate Schierholtz

Nate Schierholtz

Milwaukee 7, San Francisco 4

Maryvale, Ariz. – The Giants dropped their final Cactus League game to the Brewers today, losing 7-4 at Maryvale Stadium. RHP Tim Lincecum started and logged 4.2 innings while allowing 6 runs on 8 hits with 4 strikeouts and was touched for the loss. SS Brandon Crawford hit a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning and Lincecum drove in the only other run with a single in the 4th, one of two hits on the day for the Giants’ hurler. LF Aubrey Huff (.304) and RF Nate Schierholtz (.220) both went 2-for-4. RHP Brett Bochy tossed a scoreless 7th inning with 2 strikeouts and RHP Dan Otero finished the Cactus League with a 0.82 ERA after logging a scoreless 8th.

Boxscore

Play-by-Play

Tomorrow the Giants will play the first of three exhibition games against the Oakland A’s with a 7:35 p.m. start at AT&T Park. LHP Madison Bumgarner will take the hill against RHP Graham Godfrey.

Together We’re Giant- Grounds Crew

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo

The grounds crew build the mound for the visiting team’s bullpen.

Since the last Giants game of 2011 the field at AT&T Park has been used to host Cal football, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, soccer and a variety of private events.  Now that baseball is on its way back, the grounds crew is busy restoring the baseball diamond.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo

On March 19, the grounds crew was in the beginning stages of creating the diamond.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo

Home plate is placed in tightly packed dirt in the batter's box.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo

The outfield grass is constantly being mowed to keep it in impeccable condition.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo

Landscaping supplies, home plates and a base in the grounds crew's storage.

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