Giants vs. D-Backs recap – Today in Baseball History!

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.
 
Final Totals
 
Giants get 7 runs, 10 hits and 1 error. D-Backs get 3 runs, 10 hits and 2 errors.
 
Highlights
 
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.
 
Side Notes
 
Giants play the D-Backs on April 17th for their first series of the season.
 
MLB News
 
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.
 
Today in Baseball History
 
1933 – Babe Ruth takes a $23,000 pay cut which is indicative of the depression era.
 
~ King of Cali

8 comments

  1. Elizabeth D

    Steven,
    Nice re-cap, and I am glad that the Marlins will continue to have a home here in South Florida. I have to have SOME form of baseball around me! I think it is very interesting that Babe Ruth willingly took a pretty substantial pay cut (for what money was worth in those days). If only players right now could see how money isn’t everything.
    -Elizabeth
    http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

  2. diamonddiva

    $23,000 was an enormous amount of money back then. Can you imagine any ballplayer taking the equivalent percentage of a pay cut today, without throwing a hissy fit and lodging a complaint with the players union? Neither can I.
    Shelley
    http://diamonddiva.mlblogs.com/

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