Starting at 7 AM this morning the 95 coaches and players at our Major League camp stopped by to have their official head shot taken – this is when we take the images we use on the scoreboard at AT&T Park, in the Giants Magazine, Yearbook, Media Guide and other publications through the year. After their formal portrait it taken we always take an additional photo for when we need a casual studio shot.
Many of the Giants players have been stopping by the Visitors Clubhouse this week to have their photos taken for the Jr. Giants Handbook, and while they were here those who will be leaving for the WBC next week had some fun with flags.
Oakland 8, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA. – The Giants dropped the final of their three exhibition games vs. the A’s today as they lost 8-1 to Oakland. RHP Yusmeiro Petit tossed 3.1 innings, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts. The Giants got on the board in the 1st inning when 3B Pablo Sandoval hit a ground rule double and then scored on C Buster Posey’s RBI single. Posey finished 2-for-2 with a double and RBI. DH Hector Sanchez (.383) and 2B Ryan Theriot (.190) each had a multi-hit game.
Friday, the Giants open the regular season in Arizona. RHP Tim Lincecum will take the hill against RHP Ian Kennedy.
San Francisco 3, Oakland 2
Oakland, CA. – The Giants took the second of three exhibition games vs. the A’s tonight as they topped Oakland 3-2. RHP Matt Cain allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts in 5.0 innings as he earned his 4th victory in his final start this spring. The Giants got on the board in the 1st inning when RF Gregor Blanco led off with a single and then stole his Cactus League leading 13th stolen base before scoring on 3B Pablo Sandoval’s RBI single. RHP Clay Hensley, LHP Jeremy Affeldt, RHP Guillermo Mota and RHP Sergio Romo each tossed a scoreless inning of relief. 1B Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 with an RBI and has now reached base safely via hit or walk in his last 9 spring games.
Tomorrow, the Giants will play the final of their three exhibition games against the Oakland A’s with a 12:45 p.m. start at AT&T Park. RHP Yusmeiro Petit will take the hill against LHP Tommy Milone.
San Francisco 4, Oakland 2
San Francisco, CA. – The Giants took the first of three exhibition games vs. the A’s tonight as they topped Oakland 4-2. LHP Madison Bumgarner made his final start of the spring as he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks with 7 strikeouts in 4.0 innings. However, it was RHP Santiago Casilla that took the win as he tossed a perfect 7th inning. LF Melky Cabrera (.359) hit a solo HR in the 6th to put the Giants on the board. Cabrera finished the game going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. The Giants took the lead in the 7th as CF Angel Pagan (.174) hit a fielder’s choice groundout to score RF Nate Schierholtz (.213). 1B Brandon Belt was the only other Giant to record a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3 with a double.
Tomorrow, the Giants will play the second of three exhibition games against the Oakland A’s with a 7:35 p.m. start at The Coliseum. RHP Matt Cain will take the hill against RHP Tyson Ross.
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.