April 1st, 2012
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.
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.
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.