Pre-Game And Lineups – San Francisco Giants At Cleveland Indians 3/18

By Denise Walos

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.

Mar 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop

Brandon Hicks

(14) rounds the bases after he hits a two run home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Edwin Escobar was optioned to Triple-A today.

It looks like Angel Pagan is feeling better. Marco Scutaro seems to be feeling good as well (he went 1-2 yesterday).