It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of Spring Training in Scottsdale. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see the boys back in the bay tomorrow. I don’t care if it’s an exhibition game, I need to be there as soon as the gates to AT&T Park open for the first time.
There were many interesting developments with the Giants this spring. Below are the stats from hitters and pitchers after the last game the Giants played today in Scottsdale.
There were injuries.
Marco Scutaro has been sidelined for most of the spring with back problems.
Jeremy Affeldt has a knee injury once again,
There was magnificent pitching and pitching problems.
Madison Bumgarner ended Spring Training with a 1.19 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched with 22 strikeouts.
Yusmeiro Petit started out the spring with a lot of mistakes but ended on a high note.
Tim Lincecum had a decent spring, I know I like what I saw in the two games I saw him pitch in Scottsdale. Not the mustache so much.
There were home runs.
Hunter Pence led the team with five home runs. He also had 21 hits, leading the Giants, with 8 RBIs and a .364 batting average.
Pablo Sandoval had three home runs with a .278 batting average, 15 hits and 12 RBIs.
Brandon Hicks had three home runs with a .381 batting average, 16 hits and 11 RBIs.
Ehire Adrianza had three home runs with a .255 batting average, 12 hits and 8 RBIs.
There were even grand slams.
hit a grand slam on March 20 against the Padres.
Jarrett Parker hit a grand slam on March 26 to tie the final Cactus League game with the Rockies.
We saw the newest Giants on the field for the first time in 2014. And some ex-Giants return to the team this spring that impressed the coaching staff. Tim Hudson can pitch pretty well as expected. He ended the spring with a 3.74 ERA . His was phenomenal also at the plate.
Prospects and non-roster invitees proving they deserve a spot on the 25-man roster opening day. Ot at least another look during the season with perhaps a late season call up.
Ehire Adrianza doing everything he can to prove he belongs in the big leagues.
Derek Law may have started in High Class-A San Jose last year, but from the looks of it, he’ll be joining the Giants this season.
Disappointments aside from injuries.
Matt Cain has given up a ton of runs in his last three starts this spring.
Tony Abreu, after avoiding aribitration earlier this year, was released.
Heath Hembree was sent down to Triple-A Fresno.
Kameron Loe asked for his release when he didn’t make the team.
Negotiations gone wrong.
There is almost too much to cover so I just touched on a few off the top of my head. Feel free to post your opinions below on what you thought of the Giants this Spring Training.