Giants Allow Walk-Off Win For Athletics

By Denise Walos

The Athletics caught the Giants in the bottom of the 9th inning when Heath Hembree threw a wild pitch that scored Jake Goebbert, making the final score 7-6. The Giants had led the whole game until the Athletics tied in the bottom of the 8th inning with a Derek Norris two-run homer off Mason Tobin.

Edwin Escobar started today for the Giants threw two shut-out innings. Jason Berken, Chris Heston and Mitch Lively also pitched for the Giants.

Jarrod Parker started today for the Athletics and allowed 6 ERs in 1.1 innings, inflating his ERA to 40.50 in his first spring training game. The Athletics used a total of 17 pitchers and reportedly had to call some additional pitchers from their minor league camp as backups.

Offensively the Giants started off strong. Hector Sanchez hit a double in the first inning which scored Gary Brown and Brandon Belt. In the second inning, Brown singled to score Javier Herrera. Brandon Crawford tripled to score Guillermo Quiroz and Brown. Belt doubled to score Crawford and that was the last time the Giants would score in this game.

Today was a split squad game and the Giants hosted the Brewers at home, winning 4-3. Ryan Vogelsong was the winning pitcher and George Kontos recorded a save in that game.

My friend Chris was at the game in Phoenix today, below are some photos he sent over to me.

Edwin Escobar pitching the first inning at Athletics

Jarrod Parker vs Gary Brown

Crawford hit’s a triple for Giants at Athletics today

Brandon Belt up to bat at Athletics