Matt Cain get’s the start for the Giants against Davis. The Giants do get the first 2 guys on base, but Davis gets the next 2 guys to pop up. Then he gets Schierholtz to ground out to end the top of the first. It doesn’t take long for the D-Backs to get on the board. Lopez hits a double and then Eric Byrnes gets and RBI single. Byrnes then steals 2nd base. That’s all the D-Backs would get in the 1st inning. After 1 inning it’s Giants 0 and the D-Backs 1. In the top of the 2nd the Giants are threatening with bases loaded. Burriss is up and hits a ball off the wall that gets him 3 RBI’s triple. This all started with a 2 out walk to Holm’s. Giants now have a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the 2nd. The Giants score again in the top of the 3rd on a Schierholtz home run off of Davis. After 3 innings its the Giants 4 and the D-Backs 1. Fred Lewis starts the 5th off with a single right up the middle. He gets to 2nd base on a wild pitch. Rich Aurilia hits a RBI double to score Lewis. Giants take a 5-2 lead. Ishikawa comes in to run for Aurilia and moves up to 3rd base on a Schierholtz ground out. That’s all the Giants will get in the 5th. Now the game is in the top of the 8th inning and still the same score. The Giants 5 and the D-Backs 2. Still no offense action for either team in the 8th inning. The game is now going into the 9th inning. McBryde hits a 2 run triple to give the Giants a 7-2 lead in the in top of the 9th. The D-Backs get back on the board in the 9th inning. They scored 1 run off of Wilson but it was because of an error. Giants win the ball game 7-3. The Giants are now 15-14 in spring.
Giants get 7 runs, 10 hits and 1 error. D-Backs get 3 runs, 10 hits and 2 errors.
The Giants only have one player who has a multi hit game. Emmanuel Burriss went 2-4 with 3 RBI’s.
Cain gets the win he pitched 5 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 5 strike outs.
Giants play the D-Backs on April 17th for their first series of the season.
The Marlins stadium passed the final vote and they will get a new stadium. They will start building in July of 09, and should be ready by 2012.
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