Tempe, Ariz. – The Giants lost to the Indians tonight 7-1 at Scottsdale Stadium. Barry Zito started for the Giants and took the loss, throwing 6.0 innings with 5 strikeouts, while allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits. Jeremy Affeldt threw 1.0 inning while allowing 1 hit and Dan Runzler pitched a perfect 9th, striking out 1.
The Giants lone run came off a solo home run to left field from Miguel Tejada in the bottom of the 7th inning. Buster Posey finished the game going 1-for-2 with a single and a walk. Brandon Belt went 1-for-1 with a single.
Tomorrow, the Giants travel to Surprise Stadium to take on the Royals. The Giants will send LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-3, 4.76) to the hill to face RHP Vin Mazzaro (0-1, 5.84). First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and can be heard at sfgiants.com.
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.
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.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants beat the Brewers today 7-2 at Scottsdale Stadium. Jeff Suppan pitched great against his former team, tossing 3.0-shutout innings, while allowing only 1 hit. Dan Runzler threw 2.0 innings with 3 strikeouts although he allowed a solo home run to George Kottaras in the 5th frame.