San Francisco Giants Host Kansas City Royals – Pre-Game & Lineups 3/23

By Denise Walos

The San Francisco Giants will host the Kansas City Royals in Scottsdale at 1:05pm PT. Today is the last Sunday game of Spring Training. You can tune in live to KNBR 680 or through MLB.TV (although there is no video broadcast today).

Mar 17, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Lincecum will start for the Giants for the fifth time this spring and has been looking pretty good (with the exception of the 5 ERs against the Angels last start). Lincecum holds a 4.30 ERA  in 12.2 innings pitched this spring. His command has been good and I have only have positive thoughts with opening day just eight days away.

We have what looks to be our opening day starting lineup with the exception of Marco Scutaro. He’s been out on on the field practicing according to beat writers but received a second epidural injection to relieve pain in his back. People are speculating the Giants will keep Ehire Adrianza (who is out of options) and Brandon Hicks with the team and start Scutaro on the DL. Tony Abreu was placed on waivers today so he’s out of the picture for a backup second base position.

I want to see more of Brandon Hicks. Here’s his solo home run from yesterday.