The San Francisco Giants will take on the Cleveland Indians tonight at Goodyear Ballpark at 7:05pm PT. Ryan Vogelsong will make his fourth start of the spring for the Giants. In 12.1 innings, he holds a 5.11 ERA. The Giants have a day off scheduled tomorrow.
Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro, Michael Morse and Buster Posey all get the night off and Brandon Hicks will start at 2B. In 30 ABs this spring, Hicks has a .400 BA with one HR and seven RBIs. He’s showing the team and coaches that he should stay with the team as a back up infielder. He was with the Mets last season and also spent five years with the Braves.
Edwin Escobar was optioned to Triple-A today.
#sfgiants have optioned LHP Edwin Escobar to Fresno. I have a feeling we’ll see him this year.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 18, 2014
Pagan, Scutaro both hitting. Bochy hopes to have his Opening Day lineup on the field this weekend. Scutaro might hit in minors tomorrow. — Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 18, 2014
#SFGiants lineup at CLE: Blanco cf, Colvin dh, Belt 1b, Pence rf, Sandoval 3b, Sanchez c, Perez lf, Crawford ss, Hicks 2b, Vogelsong
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) March 18, 2014
Lineup @SFGiants@ 4p ET: Bourn 8 Swisher DH Kipnis 2B Brantley LF Murphy RF Chisenhall 3B LaHair 3 (spring debut) Sellers 6 Treanor C Harang
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 16, 2014