The Giants will host the A’s for game two of three exhibition games tonight at AT&T Park at 7:15pm PT.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) March 28, 2014
Tim Lincecum gets the start for the Giants. In the last Cactus League game, he allowed 7 earned runs and 11 hits against the White Sox which brought his ERA up to a 6.52. This spring, he has allowed three home runs with 11 strikeouts. He hasn’t pitched against the A’s yet this spring, below are his lifetime stats against Oakland.
Jesse Chavez will start for the A’s and is coming off an amazing spring with a 2.74 ERA in 24 innings pitched. The Giants haven’t seen much from Chavez. Only Pence, Morse and Sandoval have stats facing him, and they’re pretty good.
Tonight the Giants have decided to use a DH despite being the National League home team.
Yes, it’s odd for the Giants to agree to use a DH at home in Bay Bridge exhibition. Bochy must want extra at-bats for Hector. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 28, 2014
DH in NL park. Oh my. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) March 28, 2014
Bochy is planning on flop-flopping Belt and Pence in the 2 and 5 spots in the lineup.
Bochy laid out a scenario where Belt and Pence might flip-flop between Nos. 2 and 5 spots, with Belt 2nd vs. RHPs and Pence there vs. LHPs. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 28, 2014
I would hope after last night’s game, Morse is working on those pop-outs to left field.
In other news today, Tony Abreu is back with the Giants after clearing waivers. He signed a minor league deal and will start in Triple-A Fresno.
Not sure if this was out there already, but Tony Abreu cleared waivers and re-signed a Triple-A deal. Will go to Fresno. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 28, 2014
Edwin Escobar will start for the Giants tomorrow in Oakland although there is a rain storm expected in the Bay Area. Ryan Vogelsong went back to Arizona to start in a minor league game to make sure he would get additional work in before the regular season starts.
Shawon Dunston will be the Giants replay advisor for the season.
Shawon Dunston will be Giants’ primary replay advisor. Giants installed an extra dugout phone with a hotline to him. — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 28, 2014