Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants lost to the Dodgers 6-3 today snapping their 3-game winning streak. Jeff Suppan started for the Giants and tossed 4.0 innings while allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. Ryan Vogelsong threw 3.0 innings with 3 Ks while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits to suffer the defeat. Javier Lopez pitched a scoreless 8th and Guillermo Mota gave up a pair of solo home runs in the 9th.
The Giants plated 2 runs in the 5th inning after centerfielder Matt Kemp lost a pop-up in the sun off the bat of Mike Fontenot, scoring a pair of runs. Fontenot finished the game going 1-for-4 with double and 2 RBI. Aaron Rowand and Travis Ishikawa both went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored. Ryan Rohlinger finished his day by going 2-for-3 with single, triple and RBI.
Tomorrow, the Giants host the Kansas City Royals at Scottsdale Stadium. SF will send LHP Barry Zito (1-0, 2.79) to the hill to face LHP Bruce Chen (1-0, 3.38) of the Royals. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. and can be heard on KNBR 680.
Peoria, Ariz. – The Giants beat the Padres 6-4 tonight at Peoria Sports Complex. Giants’ ace Tim Lincecum earned the win, tossing 4.0 innings with 4 strikeouts while allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 1 walk. Giants had 11 hits, but committed 4 errors in the field.
Peoria, Ariz. – The Giants dropped a 1-0 contest to the Seattle Mariners today at Peoria Sports Complex. The Giants actually out-hit the Mariners 4-3 as both pitching staffs dominated the hitters. Ryan Vogelsong started for San Francisco and proceeded to log 3.2 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 5 strikeouts to suffer the loss. Dan Runzler pitched 2.1-scoreless innings and Guillermo Mota followed with 2.0-shutout frames.
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.