Spring Training is now underway, and the Giants have three games under their belt.

And…two ties.

Well, at least the games don’t really count.  What matters are the performances.  So that’s what the notes are here for.

But before we dive into them, it’s worth noting a comparison between the Dodgers and the Giants.  It’s worth noting that the Giants are pretty sure of the front of their rotation.  So are the Dodgers.  But while the Giants haven’t had any pitcher go more than one inning, the Dodgers had two of their pitchers in this game already going for two innings in their first outings of the year.

Does it mean anything?  Probably not.  Just a notable difference between the organizations at the moment.  But the extremely high number of Giants pitchers in spring camp do benefit from the lack of extended outings, meaning more get into games.  Let’s hope they’re making good impressions of the few shots they get.

Impressive Performances

Joey BartMon: 2-2 – Fell behind 0-2 on fastballs, but hit another fastball up the middle for a single.  In his second at-bat, he worked the count full, and hit a fastball to right center for his second hit.  In the field, couldn’t handle a wild pitch from Banda with a runner on third, and had trouble with a weird ricochet from the ball.

Camilo DovalTues: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO – Looking good with his hard slider.  First batter hit an easy groundout to short.  Walked his second batter on five pitches, with a lot of close pitches.  Third batter hit a high fly ball to right (caught by the CF Basabe).  Got two sliders into the zone to the final batter, getting him to strike out swinging on one to end the inning.  Fastball was 97 MPH.

Jason VoslerMon: 0-2 – Grounded out to first in 1st AB.  Hit a line drive to right for an out in his 2nd AB.  – Tues: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 SO – Hit a 1-2 Walker Bueller fastball the other way into the left field corner for a double.  His second AB, he hit a knee-high fastball of Derek May for a double that was a line drive tailing into the left-center gap.  Struck out swinging in his third AB.

Marco LucianoMon: 0-1, 1 SO – Struck out looking on a front door breaking ball in his first at-bat.  Tues: 0-3, 3 SO – 1st AB Tuesday, got four fastballs at the knees, and the fifth pitch was a curveball at his thighs and took it for a strikeout.  2nd AB, was late on two high fastballs, and struck out chasing a fastball high out of the zone.  Defensively, took a sharp line drive towards the middle, and he had no problem getting to it while upright and making the throw.  Got an easy bouncer to his right and quickly made the throw to start a double play.  In his final at-bat, swung and fouled off the first four pitches, all fastballs, and swung and missed at the fifth pitch.  Going the full game, in the 7th showed off his strong arm on a ground ball hit to the hole.

Anthony BandaMon: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO – Gave up a leadoff single on his first pitch, and it didn’t get better.  He gave up a single, and threw a wild pitch that let a runner score from third as he walked his third batter.  Struck out the fourth batter with a fastball swinging.  Weak grounder for the second out, and a sharp one for the third out.  92 mph fastball according to the broadcast.

Joe McCarthyMon: 0-3, 3 SO –  His first time up, he struck out looking on a fastball down the middle.  His second AB was a three-pitch strikeout swinging.  Struck out looking in his third at-bat.

Top Prospects

Heliot RamosMon: 1-3, 1 R –  In his first AB, worked the count, but hit a sharp drive right at the right fielder.  In his second AB with runners on first and second, he popped out with an infield fly.  In his third AB, he hit a single back up the middle, and scored from first on a double to the left field wall without a throw.

Hunter BishopMon: 0-2, 1 SO – First AB ended in a high fly ball to left-center.  In his second at-bat, he struck out looking on a corner pitch.  Handled several fly balls ranging around right field.  Got a sinking line drive hit to him that he sprinted in and went down to a knee to catch.

Patrick BaileyTues: 0-0, 1 BB – Worked out a walk taking a couple of close pitches in his only AB.


Logan WyattMon: 0-0, 1 BB – In his first PA, Wyatt took a lot of close pitches, fouled off a couple, and worked an 8-pitch walk.  Handled a slow roller to first cleanly to get an unassisted out as runners advanced.  On an error where a ball kicked away, Wyatt reacted quickly and got from second to third. Tues: 0-0, 1 RBI, 1 SF – Fell behind 0-2 on two fouls, took a close pitch on a check swing for a ball, and then lined a ball to center that took a dive to catch, knocking in a run on the sacrifice fly.  Got a grounder to his right, which he fielded cleanly and took back to the bag for an unassisted putout, notably after what happened on Sunday.

Nick TropeanoMon: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO –  Working slow, using a mix of pitches well.  Struggled with control to his third batter, falling behind 3-0 and giving up a single.  Worked with mostly off speed pitch to his final batter, getting a swinging strikeout of Major Leaguer Roughned Odor.  Took about 25 pitches to finish his inning.

Caleb BaragarMon: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO – Struggled a bit with control, giving up a well-struck fly out to center and walking his second batter.  He struck out the next batter with a swinging strike on his fastball, and got a groundout to short to finish the inning.

Dedniel NuñézMon: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO – Jumped ahead of his first batter, throwing strikes and getting a pop fly for his first out.  After a second fly out, he gave up two singles, noticeably working slower and more tedious with a runner on.  The third out came on a line drive that was a fantastic catch by Bishop. Fastball: 98 MPH

Ricardo GenovésMon: 1-1 – Hit a ground ball to first that handcuffed the first baseman and got a single from it.

Kervin CastroMon: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO – His first pitch was lined to left, but was caught.  Got a swinging strikeout on his curve. Worked with both a slider and curveball.  For the last out, got weak contact off the end of the bat on a curve, fielded the ball himself and got the putout unassisted.  FB: 97 MPH

Silvino BrachoMon: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO – Got weak contact to second for his first hit.  Used a hesitation move in his windup similar to Johnny Cueto (as described by Joe Ritzo) to get a strikeout looking, and an easy fly for the final out.

Jason KrizanMon: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 SO – 1st AB, he struck out swinging.  2nd AB, hit a double out to left field to knock in a run. – Tues: 1-1 – Hit a line drive to right for a single in his first AB.

LaMonte Wade Jr Tues: 1-3, 1 R – In the 4th, a ball was hit down the RF line, Wade got over before it got to the wall, and showed off a strong arm to hold the hitter to a single.  Hit a grounder sharply to third for an out in his second AB.  In his third AB, hit the ball into the hole between short and third, and when the right fielder missed the ball, alertly took second.

Chadwick TrompTues: 0-2 – 1st AB against Bueller, weak grounder to short, 2nd AB was a sharp groundout to third.

Dominic LeoneTues: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO – Got a hard grounder to short for his first out, then a fly ball to center was misjudged, turning a single to a runner on second.  Was a bit wild to the next batter, with some easy takes leading to a walk.  The next batter hit a low breaking pitch for a double to right-center to tie the game, and hit the next batter to load the bases.  Did work to a strikeout swinging on a high fastball to the next batter.  Got out of the inning with a groundout to first.

Luis Alexander BasabeTues: 0-1, 1 SO – Struck out looking on a corner pitch low and inside.  Dove and missed a fly ball to center, allowing a runner to advance to second.