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. – 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 Mariners 6-1 today at Scottsdale Stadium. Giants’ starter Tim Lincecum earned his first win of the spring, tossing 3.2-scoreless innings with 7 strikeouts while allowing 3 hits and 3 walks. Brian Wilson made his Spring Training debut today, tossing a 1-2-3 inning with 2 punchouts.
Glendale, Ariz. – Giants won their second game of the day today 5-3 over rival LA and moved into 1st place in the Cactus League with a record of 7-2. Barry Zito tossed 3.0 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits. Felix Romero earned the victory hurling 2.0-scoreless frames with 2 strikeouts.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants lost to the Cubs today 3-2 at Scottsdale Stadium. Giants’ starter Tim Lincecum looked impressive, throwing 3.0-shutout innings with no hits or walks allowed. Madison Bumgarner tossed 2.0 innings with 4 punchouts, but allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits to suffer the loss.