Tempe, Ariz. – The Giants were blanked by the Angels 8-0 today at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Matt Cain threw 3.0 innings, but gave up 5 runs on 7 hits. Aubrey Huff finished the game 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and Buster Posey reached base in all three of his at-bats, going 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and a walk.
SF relievers Ramon Ramirez, Santiago Casilla and Marc Kroon combined to throw 3.0-scoreless innings. Cody Ross left the game in the 1st inning with a strained right calf after running in to catch a line drive by Alberto Callaspo.
Tomorrow, the Giants host the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium. The Giants will send LHP Barry Zito (2-0, 2.30) to the hill to face LHP David Huff (1-1, 8.25) of the Indians. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – In split squad action today the Giants dropped both contests, losing a 6-4 contest to the A’s at Scottsdale Stadium and then falling to the Cubs at Mesa by a 3-2 count in 10 innings.
In the home contest, SF plated 4 runs in the 8th after Aubrey Huff hit a 3-run homer, but it wasn’t enough to catch the A’s, who jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants and took the loss, tossing 2.0 innings while allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits. Dan Runzler entered in relief and proceeded to toss 3.0-scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts while allowing 1 hit.
Huff finished the game going 2-for-4 with a HR and 3 RBI. Cody Ross and Buster Posey both finished the day going 1-for-4 with a single apiece.
At Mesa, the Giants lost in extra innings as minor league pitcher Josh Banks allowed the game-winning run, giving up 2 hits and a walk. The Giants only mustered 5 hits, including an RBI single from Mike Fontenot in the 1st inning to put the Giants on the board. Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-4 and Eli Whiteside collected the only extra base hit for SF with a double.
Shane Loux started and went 3.2 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Casey Daigle allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 1.1 innings and Felix Romero tossed a scoreless 6th.
Tomorrow, the Giants host the Colorado Rockies at Scottsdale Stadium with RHP Tim Lincecum (3-0, 2.55) facing RHP Jason Hammel (1-0, 3.75).
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants defeated the Royals 3-1 today powered by three solo home runs from Cody Ross, Buster Posey and Aubrey Huff. Barry Zito earned the win for the Giants, tossing 6.0 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 4 walks. Ramon Ramirez, Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo combined to throw 2.0-scoreless innings. Santiago Casilla earned the save, tossing a perfect 9th with a pair of strikeouts.
The Giants scored all 3 of their runs today off of solo home runs from Ross (2nd inning), Posey (4th) and Huff (6th). All three players finished the game going 1-for-3.
Tomorrow, the Giants have a pair of split-squad games. First, they will host the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium as LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.60) will face off against RHP Brandon McCarthy. Game time is 1:05 and can be heard on KNBR 680. In the second game, the Giants will travel to HoHoKam Park to take on the Cubs. The Giants will have RHP Shane Loux (1-0, 1.93) on the hill and he will opose RHP Randy Wells (1-1, 1.29). Game time is at 1:05.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks tonight in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,472 at Salt River Fields. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants, tossing 4.0 innings with 6 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Bumgarner’s only two mistakes were a pair of solo homers by Chris Young and Justin Upton in the first inning. Travis Ishikawa hit the game-winning double in the top of the 9th inning, scoring Emmanuel Burriss from first, giving the Giants 5-4 lead.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants’ five-game winning streak came to an end today as they lost to the Brewers by a score of 12-8. Matt Cain looked sharp for the Giants, tossing 3.0-scoreless innings while allowing only 3 hits.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants came back in the bottom of the 9th inning with a walk-off single to beat the Dodgers 8-7 in front of a sell-out crowd of 12,081 at Scottsdale Stadium. SF was down 7-6 in the 9th before Thomas Neal on a Roman Colon wild-pitch that tied the game at 7 apiece. Ehire Adrianza came into the game as a pinch runner, stole second and later scored after Gary Brown’s game-winning RBI single.