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Thoughts on Giants, Dodgers Cactus League game 2/26/09

Matt Cain started the game for the Giants. He did give up a home run to Russell Martin. Cain did look good today. His fastball was 90-93 mph, curve was good, but his change up was really impressive per a Phillies scout who was at the game. Pat Misch only pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 5 runs on 5 hits.
 
The Giants blew the most leads last year with their bullpen. That’s why the Giants went out and got Jeremy Affeldt and Bob Howry. They think with the addition of these two guys. The Giants should add a lot more wins this season. Well right after I just wrote that. Jeremy Affeldt gave up 4 runs and 5 hits in the 7th inning. I’m sure that’s not what Giants fans expected to see, but everyone knows it’s Spring Training. Now if this was the end of Spring Training then we would have something to worry about.
 
Travis Ishikawa went 1-2 with a double and scored a run. He’s starting off hot so far this spring. He doesn’t plan on losing the starting first base job. Pablo Sandoval had an 0-3 day and leaving 4 men on base. Center fielder Aaron Rowand had a home run and went 1-3.
 
Juan Uribe went 2-3 and hit a 2 run double in the bottom of the 8th to cut into the Dodgers lead. Uribe was picked up to be utility player but he can very well make a push for the starting 2nd base position. As for the 2nd base battle. Kevin Frandsen went 1-1 with a walk, run and RBI. Emmanuel Burris went 1-2.
 
The Dodgers went on to score 6 runs in the 9th inning against Sergio Romo. The Dodgers couldn’t touch Romo last season. Jon Miller was calling him the Dodger killer. Romo didn’t give up any runs up to them last season. I’m glad it’s only spring training. The final score ended up being 16-7. The Dodgers got 16 runs on 17 hits and 1 error, and the Giants had 7 runs on 12 hits and 1 error.
 
Just an fyi… I can’t stream the game on the radio cause MLB blocks the stations from streaming it. You must purchase MLB radio for $14.95. I decided to just order it. It gets you every game for the season, so I can listen to other teams when the Giants aren’t playing. I love it! =)   
 
~King of Cali

John Millers thoughts on the Giants Spring Training..

Jon Miller the Giants announcer and ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball announcer was on the radio talking about the Giants Spring Training. He said the Giants had their first inter-squad game today and it was Randy Johnson against Barry Zito. Johnson faced Buster Posey and had him in an 0-2 hole
johnmiller.pngand then Posey hits a bullet to the left center gap for a double. That was the only hit Johnson gave up in 2 innings. Zito gave up a couple singles and struck out one in 2 innings.
 
Miller thinks Fred Lewis is going to hit well this season. Said Lewis was playing hurt most of last season and still had a decent bat. He said the only way Lewis isn’t going to hit is if the Giants sign Manny.
 
Last year the Giants wanted to mix in as many Giants as possible to see what they got. This year they want to be completive and hope the good players emerge and next season they wanted to try to win the division. Miller said that if the Giants did get Manny then all of a sudden they are the favorite to win the NL West this year. He does think Manny will end up with the Dodgers as well. Manny loves the LA lifestyle. Don’t worry Giants fans there is still hope until his signing with the Dodgers is official.
 
~King of Cali