Mar 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) bats against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco Giants are back on the field at Scottsdale Stadium tonight, facing the Oakland Athletics once again. Game time is 6:35 PM and in case you missed it, the game will be televised on CSN Bay Area tonight. The Giants full squad and split squad have faced the A’s three times already this Spring and have lost all three games. Given that they have three more games with them after tonight before the regular season starts, the Giants need to start figuring out how to win. Tonight we’ll see Yusmeiro Petit battling Sonny Gray.
Yeah, that restores my confidence…
Madison Bumgarner continued his shutout streak last night. He’s now up to 17 scoreless innings in spring. If what I’m seeing is correct, he’s pitched the most scoreless innings in all of Spring Training, both Cactus League and Grapefruit League. Take a look at the highlights of his pitching performance from last night.
But, like Chris, this is also still my favorite Posey grand slam.
Pablo Sandoval did leave the game early last night, but according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, it was not injury related, so breathe easy.
In other baseball news, Aroldis Chapman had surgery to “stabilize the fracture” in his head after being hit with a line drive. Apparently that included inserting a titanium plate in his head, according to ESPN. They go on to say that he could return in as soon as 4-6 weeks.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks officially kick off the first regular season game of the season in Australia tonight/tomorrow morning. The game will be played at 1:00 AM Pacific Time. So, all you Dodger fans that read Around the Foghorn, set your alarm clocks. *crickets*
In all seriousness, I’m all about expanding baseball, so I personally think the Australia game idea isn’t terrible. I’m not convinced it’s great, but I’m up for trying anything. By the way, the Dodgers did beat the Australia team yesterday.