SF Giants spring flip

blach 03.26

I had a some trouble getting this written because I had a little writers block. I know all I have to do is write what happened at the game, but still, the words should follow each other in a way that makes sense.

The Giants won the game Saturday against the Padres in a walk-off.

Then Sunday the White Sox came along and flipped the switch–taking out the Giants in a walk-off. It happens. Some people call it Karma.

Ty Blach was the starter for the Giants in Sunday’s game at Camelback Ranch and he pitched a solid six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk. He struck out one. In the ninth inning a couple of prospects combined to give up a couple of runs for the ChiSox. Not what we were hoping for fellas.

Oh well, like I keep saying–it doesn’t count.

Sunday’s game looked a lot like a try-out for the the almost rans. The guys who are close, but may, or may not, land a spot in the opening lineup. Jimmy Rollins played second base. Conor Gillaspie was at third and Kelby Tomlinson played short. Jarrett Parker was in right field, while Jusin Ruggiano played center and Chris Marrero was in left.

Marrero is the one to watch. He leads the club in games played (24), at bats (54), runs (11), hits (15) and home runs (6).He’s tied for second most RBIs (11) and has drawn the second most walks (6). He just needs a spot on the field. He is a first baseman, but the Giants played him in left Sunday. Will he work out in the outfield? Maybe.

Speaking of Marrero–the Giants scored three runs in the second inning and it all started with Marrero’s lead off walk, followed by Gillasie, who hit a double into centerfield. Marrero got picked off at third while Ruggiano was at the plate and Ruggiano hit a single advancing Gillaspie to third. Tim Federowicz hit a single, scoring Gillaspie. Eduardo Nunez hit a double, scoring Ruggiano and Federowicz. The Giants didn’t score after that, while the White Sox scored two in the fifth and two in the ninth. I believe I already mentioned them.

The final score was: Giants 3, White Sox 4

Monday the Giants play the Cincinnati Reds at home in Scottsdale. Game time is 1:05 pm with  Madison Bumgarner on the mound. You can listen to the game through MLB.com. I don’t know if will be on TV. Your guess is as good as–or maybe better than–mine. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Toni Cecchetti

26 March 2017

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