SF Giants prospects a nice surprise


San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford (35), watches Christian Arroyo (82), center, field the ball during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)

The Giants met up with the Royals last night at Surprise Stadium, and boy were we ever–surprised that is.

We were pleasantly surprised to begin with, in the first four innings the Giants scored ten runs, all by players whose names were barely familiar, except one–Joe Panik. But keep the rest of these in mind: Rickey Oropresa, Christian Arroyo, Austin Slater and Chris Shaw. Put them on your prospect watch. These are home-grown Giants that are still growing.

The Giants prospects surprised Kansas City’s veteran pitcher, Yordano Ventura, with  10 runs on 11 hits. He struck out three Giants in the four innings he pitched.

Clayton Blackburn was on the mound for the Giants first, pitching two and two-thirds of an inning, he allowed six runs on five hits and four walks. He struck out two. Blackburn was replaced by Dan Slania who pitched one-third of an inning, gave up three runs–one a home run–on two hits and a walk.

Chase Johnson pitched one and two-thirds innings, allowed six runs on six hits, two walks and he struck out one. Steven Okert pitched a third of an inning, allowing one hit. And it kinda goes on like that.

The Giants stopped scoring runs after four innings, but the Royals kept going. Like Gomer used to say…surprise, surprise, surprise. After a bit it just got boring. But, trust me, not nearly as boring as watching paint dry. The final score was:

Giants 10, Kansas City 16

After watching our prospects take on the bigs and well, handle them, more or less, there’s only one thing left to do. Take on the prospects.

That’s what the Giants are going to do tonight. Tonight the Giants will play the Rivercats and the game is scheduled to be broadcast on CW 31 (for me, that’s channel 712 on XFinity HD)  at 6:00 pm. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

#weareSF            #weareGIANT            #letsgetEVEN

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