Phoenix, Ariz. – The Giants lost to their cross-bay rival Athletics 6-0 in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,330 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium today. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants and threw 3.0 innings while allowing 1 run (0 earned) on 2 hits to suffer his 2nd loss of the spring.
Oakland‘s Brett Anderson did a nice job of shutting down SF’s bats, throwing 3.0-shutout innings with 5 punchouts. In
fact, the A’s pitching held the Giants to just 1 hit in the first 5.0 innings
(Brandon Belt single in the 2nd) and 6 hits the entire game.
Belt, Miguel Tejada and Mark DeRosa each went 1-for-3 on the day. Conor Gillaspie, Brad
Eldred and Jackson Williams also had a hit apiece. The Giants’ missed an
opportunity to score in the 8th when they had the bases loaded with two outs,
but Thomas Neal struck out swinging to end the threat. The Giants loaded the
bases again in the 9th, but failed to score when Jackson Williams hit into a
6-4-3 double play to end the game.
Tomorrow, the Giants host the Seattle Mariners at Scottsdale Stadium as RHP Tim Lincecum will toe the rubber against LHP Nate Robinson. Game time is 1:05 (12:05 p.m. PT) and can be heard KNBR 680 radio.