March 6 & 7: Sights, Sounds and Thoughts

As the wheels keep turning, Giants pitchers keep twirling… 

March 6: Reds | W 3-2

March 7: Royals | W 5-0

Headlines

Tim’s Terrific: Hudson – 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER; Lincecum – 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER

Bomb’s away! Pablo and Pence go yard for 1st time.

Other Thoughts

Minicozzi keeps hitting; Battles wage on for reserve IF/OF spots; Law rocks in relief.

Lastly, the Giants trimmed their MLB camp squad by 13 this week. Most of the kids are back in minor league camp. Edwin Escobar, Derek Law, and Andrew Susac stick around. Angel Villalona was optioned to AAA (what does that mean in Spring Training?). The surprise for me was Rafael Dolis. He throws heat, and I wonder if he’ll stay in the organization.

The Giants have some big talent coming down the pipe. They know that, we know that. In my opinion, there’s a bright future ahead for some of these guys. But the organization means serious business this spring. The kids will get their time to shine one day. For now, there are some tight battles still to play out for the 25-man roster, and many of the guys vying for those spots have stepped up early.

There are great vibes coming from Giants camp right now. The records and stats aren’t real, but the effort, consistency and attitudes are. I like where this team is right now. 

One last note: tomorrow’s game against the M’s will be televised on CSN Bay Area. Tune in if you can, and let me know how it goes! I’ll be in an airport, but those are the breaks. Plenty more TV games to come…

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2 thoughts on “March 6 & 7: Sights, Sounds and Thoughts”

  1. I think Villalona had to be optioned to a specific minor league team because he’s on the 40-man roster. This now counts as one of his three option years. The others aren’t on the 40 yet, so they can just be generally sent to minor league camp.

    We’re flying today, too–to Phoenix! If the airline gods are smiling, we’ll be sitting in Scottsdale Stadium by first pitch. Safe travels and see you on the other side!

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