Only one game to recap, since the Giants had the day off on Wednesday. We got more prospect hitting, and a couple of notable pitching performances, including a rough one for a prospect in his spring debut.
Yunior Marte – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO – Jumped ahead of his first batter, and used an 0-2 breaking ball to get a fly out to left field. His second batter struck out on three pitches, striking out looking on his slider on the outside corner. The final batter took four pitches, and grounded out to second. Marte took only 10 pitches to get through the inning, and did not throw a single ball.
Heliot Ramos – 2-2 – In his 1st AB, Ramos hit a ground ball just out of the reach of the second baseman in the right side hole for a single. Lined a ball to center in his second AB for his second hit. With runners on first and second, a single was hit to him, but he got the ball in to the cutoff man fast enough to prevent a run.
Joe McCarthy – 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 1 SO – 1st AB, struck out swinging on a slider inside. His second at-bat was a home run to deep center after working the count deep, getting his first hit of the spring.
Kai-Wei Teng – 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO – Very wild to start, walking his first two batters with pitches that were not close. He started to get a bit more control with his third batter, popping him up to left field. The next batter singled to right, loading the bases. Got the second out on a groundball to get the runner at second. Was lifted after two outs with one run in. Fastball at 93 MPH
Marco Luciano – 0-0, 1 BB – Took some close pitches in his first plate appearance, and got the walk in five pitches.
Hunter Bishop – 0-1, 1 SO – Struck out swinging in his first AB, with two men on base.
Jason Vosler – 1-3 – 1st AB, he grounded out softly to second. In his second at-bat, hit a ball to center, but it was caught on the warning track for an out. Third AB, he hit a Texas Leaguer to left with a man on for a single. Snared a line drive at third to get the first out of the game.
James Sherfy – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO – The first batter hit a grounder that hit the mound (or Sherfy) and ricocheted into the outfield for a single. The next batter hit a slow grounder to third for a fielder’s choice. The second out came on an infield pop fly. He walked the next batter on a breaking pitch in the dirt, but he got the next batter with a swinging strike on a similar pitch.
Luis Alexander Basabe – 1-3, 1 R, 1 SO – Hit a line drive for an out in center in his 1st AB. He picked up an infield single to shortstop in his second AB. In his 3rd AB, he struck out swinging on a pitch in the dirt. Made a fantastic catch in deep left on a line drive over his head and caught the ball backhanded as he reached the track.
Shun Yamaguchi – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO – Fell behind the first batter 2-0, but got a big bouncer to second. Worked the count full to the next batter, and got the batter swinging on a fastball at the knees. With two outs, he gave up a ground through the right side. Gave up an infield hit to the next batter with a high chopper behind second. With two on, he gave up his hardest contact on a line drive to left, but it was caught on a fantastic play by Basabe.
Jason Krizan – 0-2 – 1st AB, he hit a fly ball to left for an out. He flew out for his 2nd AB. In his final AB, he grounded into a game-ending double play.
Chadwick Tromp – 0-1 – After working the count deep, he hit a groundout to shortstop in his first AB.
Sam Wolff – 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO – Relieved Teng with two outs and two runners on, got a pop fly on two pitches to get out of the inning.
Zack Littell – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO – Struck out his first batter looking. The second batter hit a line drive to center that was caught in a diving play. The second batter hit a triple to right-center field on the first pitch. The next batter lined out to center. Lots of hard contact given up.