Oof, well, this was not an easy game. Lots of hitters struggling until the end of the game, lots of pitchers struggling. And with this game, we’re going to start seeing less and less innings of the minor league pitchers, and more of the deeper prospects will be getting one at-bat or so late in games. But it’s still worth watching!
Heliot Ramos – 1-2, 1 R – On the first pitch, hit a hanging breaking ball to left-center for a single his first time up. He scored on a sacrifice fly. His second time he lined a ball to shortstop, which was caught for an out.
Kinda struggling to find good impressions in this game, but Ramos kept hitting balls hard, even if it ended in a 50-50 day.
Will Wilson – 1-4, 1 R, 1 SO – First time up, he struck out on three pitches, looking at a fastball. His second time up, he bounced a grounder down the third base line for an out. He bounced out to shortstop his third time up. His fourth time up, he lined a single just past the shortstop. He scored on Duggar’s double.
Notably, Will Wilson is one of the few young prospects getting longer looks still in games. That means something about how the team views him, despite his struggles.
Joey Bart – 1-1 – In his first at-bat, he lined a changeup into right-center for a single. Defensively, had a wild pitch in the dirt kick away from him, allowing a run to score in the 7th.
Patrick Bailey – 0-1, 1 SO – His first at-bat, he struck out looking on a fastball on the inside corner.
LaMonte Wade Jr – 1-3, 1 SO – Popped a foul ball to the catcher his first time up. His next time up, he struck out swinging on a low changeup. His third time up, he lined a single to right field. Defensively, in the 6th, was playing deep when a shallow fly ball was hit. Wade dove for the ball and got the ball in his glove, but his glove rolled under his body and came off his hand, so it wasn’t an out. Wade got up and threw the ball into second for a putout. He was not injured, which was good to hear after Luis Alexander Basabe injured himself in a similar way earlier in the spring.
Jason Vosler – 1-4, 1 SO – In his first at-bat, grounded out on a ball softly to first. His second time up, he battled with a lot of foul balls down the left field line before hitting a fly ball to right for an out. His third time up, he looped a fly ball down the left field line, which landed right on the line to stay fair for a single. His fourth time up, Vosler struck out swinging at a offspeed pitch outside.
Jason Krizan – 0-3, 1 BB, 1 SO – His first time up, he walked on five pitches. He second time up, he hit a looping fly to right field that required a diving catch for the out. His third time up, he struck out on three pitches, looking at a 99 MPH fastball on the inside corner. His fourth time up, he lined a groundout to second base.
Logan Wyatt – 1-1 – Inside-outed a single that got past the third baseman his first time up, for the first hit of the game for the Giants (in the 5th).
Jose Alvarez – 0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO – Came on in the 5th inning with a runner on second and two out. The first batter he faced poked a ground rule double down the right field line with such spin that it landed fair and bounced sideways out of play in foul ground, allowing a run to score on Tyler Rogers’ record. The second batter grounded out to shortstop to end the inning.
Alvarez stayed in for the next inning. He gave up a double on the first pitch of the inning. The next batter singled to right. That was followed with a fly ball to shallow center field, the led to a 8-4 putout, and a run scoring. He was lifted after that.
Dominic Leone – 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO – Came into the game with a runner on first and one out. He got a groundout to third, getting the lead runner at second. He struck out the next batter on a low breaking pitch, with the batter not being able to hold up on his swing.
Ricardo Genoves – 0-1, 1 SO – His first time up, struck out swinging on a slider.
Jarlin Garcia – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP – He walked the first batter he faced. He struck out the next batter swinging on his slider. The next batter flew out to shallow right. The next batter hit a sharp grounder to right, which put runners on the corners. The next pitch was in the dirt, which the catcher couldn’t handle and it kicked away, allowing a run to come in. The next batter lined a groundout sharply to first to end the inning.
Joe McCarthy – 0-1, 1 SO – His first time up, he struck out on a low fastball on a half-swing.