The game started with a duel between two former Cy Young winners in Barry Zito and Jake Peavy, and although the both had nice outings, Zito took the cake with his performance. Over five full innings Zito allowed only one hit, no runs, one walk and one strikeout. By far his best showing of the preseason so far, hopefully Barry can get his confidence up and get closer to his dominant form he had as a Oakland A. Peavy lasted 3 2/3 innings with one hit, one run, one walk and one strikeout.
As for the Giants offense, they managed to get only 5 hits, but were all timely ones. Their runs all came in the bottom of the sixth besides Huff’s home run; Andres Torres doubled in Gary Brown, Aubrey Huff had another RBI with a single, and Buster Posey singled in a run as well.
Brian Wilson made his second appearance of Spring Training going one full inning allowing two hits, no runs while striking out two. Jeff Suppan’s nice start to the preseason hit a bit of a speed bump today, who after two perfect innings gave up back-to-back homers to Adam Dunn and Stefan Gartrell in the bottom of the ninth, but still managed to get out of the inning for a Giants win. The Giants defense today was superb with zero errors for the day.
PANDA WATCH: Even though Pablo was hitless for the day, he still made an impact with his glove. Giants beat writer Andrew Baggerly tweeted this about him during the game:
Pablo Sandoval charges Alexei Ramirez bunt, makes barehand pickup and strong throw to retire him. Totally different guy this season.
I really hope that he can be that totally different guy during the regular season as well.
The Giants will head to Goodyear, Arizona tomorrow to face the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 PT (1:05 MT) with Madison Bumgarner getting the start for the G-Men and Bronson Arroyo getting the start for the Reds. This game will no be broadcast locally so stay with SB Nation for everything Giants including preview and post game wrap up of tomorrow’s action.