Pre-Game: San Francisco Giants Host Oakland A’s For Game Two at AT&T Park


Mar 12, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) throws during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants will host the A’s for game two of three exhibition games tonight at AT&T Park at 7:15pm PT.

Tim Lincecum gets the start for the Giants. In the last Cactus League game, he allowed 7 earned runs and 11 hits against the White Sox which brought his ERA up to a 6.52. This spring, he has allowed three home runs with 11 strikeouts. He hasn’t pitched against the A’s yet this spring, below are his lifetime stats against Oakland.

The Giants will have the same lineup tonight with the exception of Joaquin Arias at. Brandon Hicks will get the start at second base tonight.

Jesse Chavez will start for the A’s and is coming off an amazing spring with a 2.74 ERA in 24 innings pitched. The Giants haven’t seen much from Chavez. Only Pence, Morse and Sandoval have stats facing him, and they’re pretty good.

Tonight the Giants have decided to use a DH despite being the National League home team.

Bochy is planning on flop-flopping Belt and Pence in the 2 and 5 spots in the lineup.

I would hope after last night’s game, Morse is working on those pop-outs to left field.


In other news today, Tony Abreu is back with the Giants after clearing waivers. He signed a minor league deal and will start in Triple-A Fresno.

Edwin Escobar will start for the Giants tomorrow in Oakland although there is a rain storm expected in the Bay Area. Ryan Vogelsong went back to Arizona to start in a minor league game to make sure he would get additional work in before the regular season starts.

Shawon Dunston will be the Giants replay advisor for the season.